There are so many ways to get involved! Using your experience, skills, passion, and abilities, we can find the perfect way for YOU to help our animals and staff here at Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter!

Our Highest Need Positions:

Dog Kennels: Our dedicated dog volunteers help with every day cleaning of the inside dog kennels, and exercising our dogs three times a day at 7am, 3pm , and 7pm. Each shift time varies depending on amount of dogs to care for, and if any kennels need extra scrubbing. We are looking for volunteers willing, and able to help provide clean spaces for our dogs.

Cat Condos, Our hard-working cat volunteers need help cleaning the cat condos two times daily; 7:00am, and 3:00pm. You will also have the opportunity to socialize cats during this time. Purrs of gratitude and ears to scratch await as a "thank you" for helping keep our cat rooms cleaned to purr-fection.

Housekeeping: Looking for a good, clean opportunity to help animals? Our housekeeping volunteer help to keep up with the dishes, laundry, and light cleaning all throughout the building.

Fundraising: We can always use more volunteers to help run our fundraisers! We have a wide variety of fundraisers throughout the years. Volunteers are needed to make bake goods for bakes sales, help run food stands, sort shoes during our yearly shoe drive, etc.

How to Become a Volunteer

Step 1:

  • Option 1 - Print the volunteer application from using this link: (Printable form.) This form includes the Volunteer Liability Release, and Photo Release.

    • Once your printed form is filled out it can be mailed to, or dropped off at our shelter at 460 Cliffwood Drive, Prairie du Chien, Wi. 53821

  • Option 2 - You can also fill out a volunteer application online by copying, and pasting this link into your search bar: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesP_-0NFBuXTAE1AOWg2afV7HGVSGo_cGeaO2_o6uLU4aA2w/viewform?usp=sf_link

    • Once you have summited the online form it will go directly to our email, and we will contact you to set up volunteer training.

Step 2:

  • Once your application is received, a Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter volunteer or the manager will contact you within 7-10 days to schedule you for volunteer training. Training will be hands on, and last as long as needed to complete all chores during that time slot.

    • Dog shifts are 7 days a week, and at 7am, 3pm, and 7pm.

    • Cat Shifts are 7 days a week at 7am, and 3pm.