KVAS is always looking for dedicated volunteers in these areas:

1. Animal Care – Can you make a commitment of at least 2 hours a week to share with our animals? Call us to learn about our cat care needs, dog walking shifts, housekeeping or other shelter-related responsibilities. We provide training and mentorship for our animal-related jobs. All volunteers must be 21 years of age or older to interact with the animals.

2. Professional Experience – Love animals but can’t commit to a regular schedule at the shelter? Why not share your professional expertise to benefit the animals/shelter? Please contact us so we can match your skills with one of our committees dedicated to the business of running KVAS.

Download Application Here, or fill out the form below


Volunteer Application

  • Emergency Contact

  • Refrences

  • Volunteers working with dogs or cats must be 21 years or older, be able to bend over to clean, sweep and work on floor level cages. Potential Dog Volunteers must also be able to handle dogs up to 100 pounds in weight and be able to walk a dog unassisted for at least 20 minutes. Volunteers must not have any physical infirmities which limit their ability to perform volunteer duties or expose themselves to risk of injury.
  • Tell Us About Yourself

  • What type of volunteer work interests you?

  • Please indicate your first choice and check all other interests.
  • To work with animals at the shelter, KVAS requests that you commit to one shift per week, once approved as a volunteer, you will be trained by an experienced KVAS volunteer.
  • KINNELON VOLUNTEER ANIMAL SHELTER (KVAS) VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT In consideration of this opportunity to volunteer at the Kinnelon Volunteer Animal Shelter, I, agree to the following terms and conditions, intending to be legally bound by them: I understand that KVAS is a charitable and non-profit organization providing care to dogs, cats and other animals that might come into their care. I will abide by the mission, rules, regulations, policies and programs of KVAS, as established from time to time, while I am a volunteer. I certify that I am at least 21 years of age and understand that as a volunteer I am not an employee of KVAS. I agree to be supervised by a KVAS officer(s), manager(s) and/or their designee(s). I agree to work as a team member with all KVAS volunteers. I agree to volunteer for a minimum of three (3) months unless I am terminated from KVAS. I understand that animals are not predictable, and their behavior cannot be guaranteed by anyone. I assume the risks of being bitten, scratched, injured, or frightened by cats, kittens, dogs, puppies or other animals in connection with my volunteer work for the Kinnelon Volunteer Animal Shelter. I agree that the Borough of Kinnelon is not liable to me for any injuries, damages, liabilities, losses, judgments, costs, or expenses whatsoever that I might suffer or sustain in connection with the performance of my volunteer activities for the Kinnelon Volunteer Animal Shelter. I agree that KVAS is not liable to me for any injuries, damages, liabilities, losses, judgments, costs, or expenses whatsoever that I might suffer or sustain in connection with the performance of my volunteer activities for the Kinnelon Volunteer Animal Shelter. I hereby indemnify, defend, and hold the Kinnelon Volunteer Animal Shelter and the Borough of Kinnelon harmless from and against any claims, lawsuits, injuries, damages, losses, costs, or expense whatsoever sustained by any animal or any person in connection with the performance of volunteer activities for KVAS or my breach of the Kinnelon Volunteer Animal Shelter’s rules, regulations, policies, programs, etc. I agree to treat all animals, other volunteers and the general public with dignity and respect at all times. I understand that as a volunteer, no one can accompany me into the shelter to assist in my shift, view KVAS animals, or for any other reason who is not an approved KVAS volunteer and who has not executed a Volunteer Agreement. I understand that the private combination number or any key or locking device that allows access to the shelter facility is private, privileged and not to be shared with any non-KVAS volunteer and I specifically agree not to share same except as permitted herein. Divulging such information will cause harm to KVAS and/or the Borough of Kinnelon, for which I agree to assume all responsibility in the event of any breach. I understand that any pets owned by me should be current and up-to-date on all vaccinations. I should consult my veterinarian as to what precautions I should take to protect my pets. I understand that KVAS recommends that I consult a physician regarding a tetanus shot and/or other protective vaccinations etc. I agree to immediately report to a KVAS Manager, any KVAS animal that shows aggression, abnormal behavior or bites. I understand that I may be dismissed as a volunteer for failing to abide by any of the items above. I understand and agree with this Volunteer Agreement which replaces all prior versions. I understand that I am not approved as a KVAS volunteer until this Agreement is approved in writing. I will receive a copy of this Agreement, if requested. By filling out this form. listing your name below and submitting you have consented to agree to the terms listed above.