Group Volunteers

Group + Workplace Volunteering

Thank you for your interest in helping the homeless animals at BARCS. There are many ways that your group can make an impact and help us save lives. Walking dogs to supply drives, there are projects for groups of all types and sizes. Please read about each of our opportunities below to see which one best fits for your group.

Wish List Office Drives

Our wish list provides much-needed supplies for our animals; the full list can be found at Collect donations, set up a drop-off date and bring them over to BARCS!

Host a Fundraising Event

Things like “jeans days,” raffles and bake sales can generate much-needed funds to help us care for the over 10,000 animals who come to our shelter each year. If you plan to host a public fundraising event, like a happy hour or percentage of sales day, our events and fundraising team will help guide you in making the event a success.

Rally a BARCStoberfest Team

BARCStoberfest, which is held in October of each year, is our largest annual fundraiser and features a 5K run and walk and an all-day pet-friendly festival. Groups like yours can form a team and fundraise together to help our animals. Check out BARCStoberfest's full website at!

Group Service Days at Our Shelter

Roll up your sleeves and help keep our dog walking trails and grounds beautiful with a team-oriented day of service at our shelter. (Looking for fulfill court-ordered service hours? Please email for information about that program.)

Group Service Days (Offsite)

If it’s hard for your team to get out of the office, a BARCS staff member can visit with a dog or cat while your colleagues make blankets or toys for our animals.

Vaccine Clinic

Want to help animals in our community get vaccinated? Our monthly vaccine clinic is always looking for groups of volunteers to help manage the crowd, register owners and pets, process payments, and help distribute vaccines.


Schedule Your Group

To arrange for your group to volunteer at BARCS, please complete our online Group Volunteer Project application. Please make arrangements at least two weeks in advance of the date you are requesting. Keep in mind that not all dates will be available. Thank you very much for your support and willingness to help. We couldn't do our work without you!