Animal care and socialization - Des Moines shelter


Cause Areas


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


1723 Grand Ave.Des Moines, IA 50309


Make sure cats have enough food and clean water; clean out cages and litter boxes; sweep and wipe down surfaces in communal rooms; and pet, play with, and brush the animals at our Des Moines animal shelter.

This requires you to fill out an online application, available here, and to attend a general orientation session. Information on orientation will be provided upon completion of the application.

The shelter is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. weekends.


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Home Repair

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • at least 8 hours a month

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