5718 21st Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34209

(941) 792-2863

Foster Friends - There will be foster opportunities available for our medium and large dogs as the Volunteer Program launches. More opportunities to foster will be in future phases of the program. 

Small Animal Supporter - The main function of Small Animal Supporters is small animal socialization. They will also assist with small animal enrichment. 

Enrichment Engineer - The main function of Enrichment Engineers is to support the enrichment program. This can be done through setting up/distributing enrichment throughout the day, prepping enrichment toys and treats, and assisting with monitoring the enrichment program. 

Volunteer Program

Areas of Interest

We are excited to announce the arrival of our new Volunteer Program! There will be several opportunities for members of the community to dedicate their time and passion towards caring for our dogs, cats, and small animals. The launch date of this program is TBD. 


To volunteer at Bishop Animal Shelter, you must attend a Volunteer Orientation. At Orientation, you will learn about the history and mission of Bishop Animal Shelter, choose an area of interest, and sign up for further training. Keep checking back on this page and on our Facebook for further details and dates! 


We are also looking to hire a new Volunteer Coordinator

Cat Companion - The main function of a Cat Companion Volunteer is cat socialization. They will also assist with cat enrichment. Cat Companion Volunteers can be a resource for potential adopters because they can discuss cats' personalities with customers. 

Dog Walker - The main function of the Dog Walkers is dog socialization through leash walks and yard time. They will also assist with dog enrichment. 

Event Outreach Volunteers - The main function of Event Outreach Volunteers is to engage the public at events.