As a nonprofit, Better Together Animal Alliance and Thrift Store rely on volunteers for day-to-day operations and special events. Volunteers are always needed and they are appreciated for the variety of skills they bring to BTAA. We strive to match volunteers to the positions which will not only meet the needs of BTAA, but also will be the best fit for an individual’s skills and abilities. Regardless of your age, abilities, or skills, we appreciate your interest in becoming a part of the BTAA team.


It’s rewarding. Whether you walk a dog, clean kennels, do yard maintenance, or greet visitors and potential adopters, you are helping cats and dogs in our community. Every job is important and helps BTAA to provide for the animals currently in our care as well as to expand what we can do for those who will come to us in the future.

You are part of a team. Volunteers work with a team of staff and other volunteers who are committed to the wellbeing of dogs and cats in our community.

Volunteering for BTAA is flexible. We will work with you to create a schedule that is comfortable for you and fits your schedule. We have volunteer programs for kids and teens. We have developed several volunteer programs to help introduce kids and teens to volunteering.


If you would like to volunteer, click below to complete our online Volunteer Application. For additional information or assistance, please contact our operations director, Carrie Froyd, at [email protected].


Special Opportunities:

Medical Assistant – Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon, BTAA Medical Suite. Volunteers will help with washing and sterilizing surgical packs, help recover animals from surgery, help monitor supplies and restock as needed, and data entry as needed. 

Animal Photographer – Flexible schedule, BTAA Animal Care Center. This position is designed for a photography enthusiast looking to help animals find loving homes. Commitment: Volunteering 1-2 days a week and anywhere from 1-4 hour shifts depending on availability.

Maintenance –  Flexible schedule, BTAA Animal Care Center. We need help with a variety of maintenance tasks. Examples include mowing, picking up trash, and pressure washing. 


Providing front desk support
Walking dogs/playgroups
Sorting, folding and doing laundry
Grooming / bathing / brushing / socializing
Cleaning cat/dog areas and/or other areas
Feeding and watering dogs or cats
Completing grounds/facility maintenance
And more!


BTAA holds regular adoption events and fundraisers. Volunteers with a variety of skills and commitment levels are always needed for these events.


Sorting, cleaning, and pricing merchandise
Cashiering/assisting customers
Cleaning and dusting store
Providing maintenance and repairs
And so much more!


Veterinary Services
Legal Services
Grant writing
Committee Member

These lists are not all-inclusive so please contact us for more information.