Foster Friends - Learn more about our Foster Program by clicking here

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

To volunteer at Bishop Animal Shelter, you must attend a Volunteer Orientation. The first two orientations will be Friday, September 20th at 2pm and Saturday, September 21st at 2pm at Bishop Animal Shelter. You only need to attend one 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. Dog Walker training will follow immediately after orientation. 


September 23rd will be the first day for volunteers! It will also be the launch date of our foster program for adult dogs and medical fosters. You do not need to attend a volunteer orientation to foster an animal.


Our orientations in October will be every Monday at 10am and every Saturday at 2pm. 

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. 

5718 21st Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34209

(941) 792-2863