KC Pet Project Volunteering: What to Know

If you love animals, check out KC Pet Project volunteering! There are many ways to volunteer with animals, as well as non-conventional programs & ways to help.

Learn more about supporting & volunteering with KC Pet Project below:

Volunteering at KC Pet Project

Last weekend, we started our search for a family dog. We wanted to get our feet wet by volunteering with the Kansas City Pet Project first, but everything changed once we visited. 

When we walked in, my whole entire outlook changed. We NEEDED a dog!

Not just for my kids’ sake or my husbands, but for the dog’s well-being too. There are aisles filled with a wide variety of dogs – all excitedly waiting to play with you. 

What is the KC Pet Project?

The KC Pet Project is a no-kill animal shelter, paving the way for a “No- Kill Kansas City”. The organization saves over 10,000 animals annually.

KCPP strives to care for all healthy and treatable pets that have been abandoned, lost or abused in the Kansas City metro.

There are many ways you can volunteer with KC Pet Project like volunteering at the shelter, fostering pets in your home, feeding kittens on the Baby Bottle Squad, playing in the Playground Program, running with the KC Rescue Runners,

The Snuggle Service will come to your work or event with animals to snuggle with! There is a fee for this service, but the money serves as a donation to the animal shelter.

What are the requirements for KC Pet Project volunteers?

You must have…

  • An email account
  • A volunteer shirt to wear each shift. (must purchase)
  • Dedicate at least 4 hours per month to KC Pet Project (1st 3 months)
  • Kind & respectful demeanor
  •  Aligning ideals to the KC Pet Project’s mission

First, watch the KCPP volunteer video to learn more about the program. Then, take the volunteer quiz & register for orientation.

Can kids volunteer at KC Pet Project?

You must be 16 years of age or older to volunteer without a parent or guardian. Children 15 years old & younger can still volunteer, but they cannot handle animals on their own. They can assist their parent/guardian.

Find out more about Kansas City Pet Project volunteering online.

Our Experience:

The staff of KC Pet Project is amazingly helpful. If you need anything at all, they’re there to help!

There are a wide-variety of volunteer jobs to do, so you are constantly doing different things. Our favorite is the Playground Program, because you get to play with dogs outside. …what is more fun than that?

We will proudly continue volunteering, giving KCPP animals the love and comfort they deserve. 

If you love animals, volunteer with KC Pet Project!

If you are looking for a pet, I strongly urge you to check out Kansas City Pet Project for more information. They are always looking for families to adopt pets & give them forever homes. 

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From our furry family to yours, iPetsKC


5 Responses

  1. Alyssa says:

    Hi there- I’m the Volunteer Program Manager at KCPP and would love to talk to you more about this article!

    Thank you for highlighting the opportunities at our shelter- it takes a Community 🙂

  2. Adrienne Menghini says:

    I am wondering what the best volunteer programs would be for a 7 and 5 year old?

  3. Sophie Allen says:

    You can find a complete list of places to volunteer with children here: https://www.ifamilykc.com/blog/creative-fun/volunteer-kansas-city/ Nearly all programs listed offer options for young children to get involved.

  4. Sandy Phillips says:

    I am interested in becoming a volunteer at KCPP, but dont know which position would be best. So I’d like to get more information. I love animals. We have always had dogs and cats in our home, but our last two dogs both passed away last year within 10 days of each other. So it will be nice to be around dogs again. Thank you.

  5. Sophie Allen says:

    Hello Sandy, the information is all we have about volunteering with KC Pet Project. I think you are able to switch between jobs if you like one more than the other, but I would recommend reaching out to KCPP directly. Their phone number is 816-683-1383 🙂 They will be able to assist further in recommending the best position for you!

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