Iowa City Animal Center

(319) 356-5295 3910 Napoleon Lane Iowa City, IA 52240
Mon - Fri 10:30-5:30 | Sat 10:30-3:00 | Closed Sunday & Holidays


Volunteers make all the difference in the world to the animals at the center. Volunteers provide the animals with responsive and positive human contact, exercise and relief from their kennels and cages. The time volunteers spend is extraordinarily valuable to the animals and to the staff. The observations about the animals passed along to the staff assists in the care of the animals and in finding good matches in adoptive homes. Also, the word of mouth factor in advertising what kind of animals are available at the center creates more opportunities for adoption.

Our orientation is now on-line and available for you to watch. This is the first step in our volunteer program, and we are excited that you are wanting to join our team. Please follow this link when you are ready. The orientation is 22 minutes.

(Please note: Court mandated community service hours are not done through the volunteer program. Please call the front desk at 319-356-5295.)

After you have watched the on-line orientation, you will need to submit the Orientation Quiz which will be graded upon submittal. Please follow the link below or you can open the link in another tab.

If you have any problems, please send me an email.


There are also many volunteer opportunities through the Friends of the Animal Center Foundation. Please visit their website for more information.