Be a hero Volunteer


We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit established in 1979; we were the first and remain the only county-wide animal welfare agency. Our goal is to eliminate the number of abused and abandoned pets through spay/neuter, education, rescue and adoption.

Volunteers are fundamental to our success. If you’ve got an hour or ½ day to spend with us, we’ve got an opportunity for you.  Click here to email our Volunteer Coordinator or call the BARC! Office at 251.928.4585

Fill out our online Volunteer Application

  • Office Volunteers
    • Customer Service volunteers are needed at the Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!), a no-kill adoption agency (rather than a shelter). The office is open Monday thru Friday  and is located at 22886-C US Hwy 98 in Fairhope (north of Publix and south of Rock Creek subdivision). Volunteers chose from morning shift (9am to 12:30pm) or afternoon shift (12:30pm to 4:00pm).  Duties involve some computer work but mainly greeting customers and answering the phone  and occasional special clerical projects.
  • Pet Adoptions
    • We have regular adoption events and need volunteers to assist interested adopters to meet our available cats and dogs.
  • Pet Therapy
    • Since 1993 our team of handlers have taken their trained dogs — and cats! — to nursing homes and assisted living facilities to interact with the residents.  Click here for details.
  • Dog walkers needed various days/times at kennels
  • Cat Socialization
  • Media Volunteers
    • We need photographers at special events. You will be given full credit for pix published in press releases, on our website & social networking sites.