Big changes to our volunteering program! We have moved our Volunteer and Court Ordered Community Service Programs under our new Volunteer Management Software. While Volunteering and Court Ordered Community Service are both under the purview of our volunteer coordinator both are now separate programs!

Volunteer Program

Being a Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter volunteer is extremely rewarding, educational, and fun. You can have a significant positive impact on the lives of homeless animals. Walking a dog, cuddling a cat, giving a treat or blanket, or giving a simple pat on the head will touch your heart and bring you back for more. It is especially rewarding to see how the animals respond immediately to the love they receive while they are at the shelter. As a result of the volunteer program, dogs get walked regularly and cats are more socialized. Animals get placed in foster homes when they are too young to adopt or need to recuperate from injury or illness, or just need a little more socialization. Most importantly, because of volunteers, many dogs’ and cats’ lives are saved. The Metro Animal Shelter Volunteer Program was created for the animals.

To become a Volunteer you need to click the button below and go to our GivePulse site where you will click on the “Become a Member” button to fill out our Volunteer Application. Once you fill out the application and are approved you will need to watch the Orientation video and register for a training time to come into the shelter!

Become a TMAS Volunteer!

Court Ordered Community Service

Court Ordered Community Service is a little bit different than our regular Volunteering Program.  While you will have less interactions with animals you will still play an important role in helping us at the shelter.  Some of the things you will be doing for us are:

  •          Cleaning dirty dog and cat bowls.
  •          Cleaning litter boxes.
  •          Cleaning pet taxis and dog crates.
Complete your Community Service at TMAS