Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Mt Juliet Animal Shelter. We welcome volunteers of all ages, but those under 18 must volunteer with a family member.

To volunteer, you must attend an orientation session. You also must complete this Volunteer Application. Complete it and bring with you to orientation.

Orientation should last 30-45 minutes, then you will set up your first volunteering time with a mentor who is an experienced volunteer to show you the ins and out of everything we do here. After that you will be certified to volunteer on your own.

A few notes:

  1. You must be 18 to volunteer, or with a parent or guardian at all times to be a volunteer.
  2. The shelter is open to the volunteers EVERYDAY as the animals need to be cared for EVERYDAY!!
  3. You may volunteer between the hours of 8-6 daily.
  4. If you feel uncomfortable with an animal , DO NOT feel obligated to walk, or take it to the play yard, or play room, each and every animal will be given their time to play through out the day.
  5. HAVE FUN!!!!

Certified Volunteers:

  • Must Attend an Orientation- Held at Mt. Juliet Animal Care and Control. (Contact our volunteer coordinator Ashley at ataylor@mjshelter.com to set up a one on one volunteer orientation)
  • Must be 18 years of age, any minors MUST be accompanied by their parent or guardian (no exceptions)!
  • Must be mentored by one of our approved volunteers prior to your first time volunteering.
  • Must follow all signs as directed by staff at the shelter.

Community Service:

Those needing to fill community service hours may do so without attending volunteer training. They will not be allowed to come in contact with the animals and may volunteer without a parent present if they are under 18. It is recommended that those filling community service hours arrive at 8 a.m. and be prepared to sweep, mop, and do dishes.

  • If it is school community service, students will need to bring paperwork.
  • For court-ordered community service, visit the Mt Juliet Police Department to receive necessary paper work.