Volunteers are the backbone of the lifesaving work that we do across the state of Delaware, providing an important service that allows us to more efficiently do our work and give top notch care to animals.

Becoming a volunteer is easy! Simply click the link below to fill out a volunteer application. One of our volunteer coordinators will be in touch with you to get you scheduled for orientation. Volunteers must be 18 years or older, or 16 or 17 if supervised by a parent or guardian who must also have gone through volunteer training. Please allow 1-2 weeks for a response to your application.

March 2024 update:

Due to the high volume of volunteer applications, please allow up to 21 business days for us to review your application and follow up with next steps. Please note, it may take up to 6 weeks to onboard new volunteers at our Rehoboth location. HAP Stanton/Christiana is not currently accepting new volunteers while under construction, however, HAP Wilmington and HAP Rehoboth Beach still are! If you have questions, please email Ashton Cleveland.

Other ways to volunteer:

Do you have questions about volunteering?

Our friendly volunteer managers are ready to help! Reach out to one of our managers for more information:

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