VolunteersThe Potter League could not function without our great volunteers. Volunteering at the Potter League can be a fun and gratifying experience. Working with animals is its own reward and meet other animal lovers. 

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Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?

Want to do good in your community and get a regular furry-friend fix? Become a volunteer at the Potter League for Animals!

To become a volunteer, we ask that you first attend a general information session. These are held in the Education Room here at the Potter League twice a month and the dates are posted below. These classes cover information about our mission, programs & services, volunteer opportunities, and the minimum requirement we ask that all volunteers adhere to.

When you volunteer at the Potter League for Animals, you’re joining a family of volunteers and staff committed to providing love and support for the homeless pets in our care. As a volunteer, you’ll be helping homeless animals receive the loving care and second chances for happiness they deserve.

We ask that all volunteers donate a minimum of 4 hours a month. There is a one time $20 fee for all new volunteers that covers the cost of administrative processing, name tags and volunteer uniform.

Upcoming Information Sessions:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:30 - 6:30 pm in the Education Room, Second Floor
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 5:30 - 6:30 pm in the Education Room, Second Floor
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Information Sessions are DROP-IN. No pre-registration is required.

Are you interested in fostering a pet in your home? Download a Foster Application (PDF)

Salve Regina University Service Advocates & Semester-In-Service Students Application

Fill out Camp Happy Tails Volunteer Counselor Application (minimum age: 14 years old)

Download a Release Form (PDF)

See some of the opportunities that await you

Interested in Becoming a Youth Volunteer?

Any volunteer under the age of 15 must have an adult accompany him/her at the shelter. Supervising adult must fill out a volunteer form and attend a Youth Orientation class with the child they are supervising. Youth Volunteer Orientation is offered quarterly. Please check back for future scheduled dates.

Adult Volunteer: ANYONE 15 YEARS OR OLDER. No adult supervision is required and dog walking is permitted.

Youth Volunteer: ANYONE 6 -14 YEARS OLD. Youth volunteers can work with cats, but cannot have contact with dogs until they are 15 yrs. old. A supervising adult who has also gone through training must accompany youth volunteers at all times while volunteering.

Court Ordered Community Service

The Potter League for Animals does accept Court Ordered Community Service. However, please do NOT submit the above application for Court Ordered Community Service. Please call 401-846-8276 ext 121. Please bring your Driver's License or State ID, and the required court documents. Minimum age for Community Service is eighteen (18). No violent, sexual, animal related or drug offenses are accepted.

Thank you for making my time volunteering at the Potter League the best ever. I really enjoyed working with the staff and I learned so much. My experience has enhanced my passion for animals.



Phone: 401-846-8276
Fax: 401-846-0681
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87 Oliphant Lane
Middletown, RI

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