Volunteers Help in these Areas and many more:

Why Volunteers are Needed?

Volunteering with Pet Central Helps!

Pet Central helps the community by example and action. We uphold the highest standards in progressive animal sheltering, and strive to provide education and support to pets and people in need so that they can stay healthy and remain together.


  • Administration
  • Assisting with Adoptions 
  • Animal Socialization 
  • Foster Care
  • Off-Site Adoptions
  • Computer work from home
  • Pet Food Pantry
  • Education 
  • Customer Service 
  • Special Events 

Becoming a Volunteer

Note: At this time, court-ordered community service is not part of our volunteer program, as we do not have adequate employees to supervise and complete paperwork. Hopefully we will be able to add this to our volunteer program in the future.

Bloomington/Normal animal rescue 

serving Central Illinois

Adopt A Cat

Adopt A Dog

Pet Central's Mission Statement

Your volunteer time and talents are an asset to Pet Central Helps. There are many ways you can make a difference. We have exciting opportunities working directly with the animals, or you can choose other ways to help with shelter operations, whether at the shelter or from your home.

Volunteers make all the difference in the world to the animals and our community! 

We believe that pets and people belong together; that financial circumstances alone are not reliable indicators of the capacity to love and care for a companion animal.

Sign up to become a Pet Central Helps Volunteer. It’s easy!  Below are the minimum requirements to become a PCH Volunteer: 

  • Must be twelve years of age or older. (Ages 12-16 must train & volunteer with an adult volunteer). 
  • Complete a Volunteer Application
  • Must include an email address so you can receive communication from the Volunteer Velocity Team Coordinator(s)
  • Attend a volunteer orientation class                                              
  • Care about the welfare of animals
  • Please note: People with special needs are welcome to volunteer as long as they are accompanied by their caregiver, who also meets PCH volunteer requirements.