Temporary Love and Care Volunteer (Foster Program)


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


5452 NE 22nd StreetDes Moines, IA 50313


To provide care to young, sick or injured animals and to improve the sociability of frightened animals, all as a means to increase their chances at adoption.

Volunteer takes special needs animal(s) home for a pre-determined length of time. Length of stay is determined by the ARL staff veterinarian or the Medical Supervisor. Volunteer provides all care for the animal(s), asking for help/advice if necessary. Volunteer brings the animal(s) back when health, weight, age, socialization, and/or behavioral goals have been met.


  • Healthcare
  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
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