Court Ordered/Lawyer Recommended Community Service

We are happy to offer opportunities for individuals in our community who are in need of completing compulsory community service through court mandates, attorney recommendations, or other professional referral sources. Community service volunteering at Burlington Animal Services is different from regular volunteering with us. Through community service, you will be assisting our Animal Care Staff with necessary jobs that help keep our shelter clean and running smoothly. To get started, simply complete the form here

Steps to get started:

  • Step 1:  Complete the Community Service Application.
  • Step 2: After you've submitted the application forms, you will receive an email containing our rules and procedures document along with our Liability and Release form. Please email our Program Manager, Sydney, to set up a day and time to begin your community service.

What do community service volunteers do?

Community service volunteering at Burlington Animal Services is different from regular volunteering with us. Through community service, you will be assisting our Animal Care Staff with necessary jobs that help keep our shelter clean and running smoothly. 

The tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Collecting and disposing of the trash from bins around the interior of the facility and the exterior grounds
  • Removing and disposing of pet waste from our dog play yards and grounds
  • Changing trash bags in the pet waste stations
  • Laundry
  • Cleaning/sanitizing dog kennels
  • Cleaning/sanitizing cat rooms
  • Cleaning elements of the facility including but not limited to windows, baseboards, door handles, bathrooms, etc.

Community Service Time Slots

Unless otherwise approved by the program manager, community service volunteers are expected to report to the Burlington Animal Services Pet Adoption and Resource Center at 8:15 a.m. Monday - Friday and 8:00 a.m. on Saturdays. We do not offer CS hours on Sundays or Holidays during which BAS is closed.