How to make a difference:

Volunteers Wanted!

The Elmira Animal Shelter needs your help!


The path to a no-kill shelter is not an easy one and it cannot be accomplished without the dedication of shelter volunteers to help care for our animals and find them happy homes. Do you have what it takes?



  • Big Heart
  • 14 years of age or older
  • Love of Animals
  • Desire to Make a Difference
  • Ability to Follow Directions

Apply now
Click Here For Application
Complete drop off in person to:
Elmira Animal Shelter
842 Linden Place Ext.
Elmira NY 14901
(607) 737-5767


We also accept persons who need to complete court-ordered comminity service. Not all individuals will qualify, only individuals with minor vioaltions are considered. Applicants will need to be interviewed prior to starting. Start by filling out the volunteer application and when you drop it off at the animal shelter, specify that you need to complete community service.


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