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.

Upcoming Information Sessions:

Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am in the Education Room, Second Floor
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am in the Education Room, Second Floor
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm in the Education Room, Second Floor
Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am in the Education Room, Second Floor

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

Interested in becoming a foster parent? 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

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 Junior Orientation class with the child they are supervising.

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

Junior Volunteer: ANYONE 6 -14 YEARS OLD. Adult supervision is required while volunteering. No dog walking is permitted, and accompanying an adult dog walker is not permitted.

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.



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Middletown, RI

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