Veterinarians using a computer during surgery on a dog

Do you have a passion for animals and want to put your skills to good use? Become a volunteer at the VMC and make a positive difference in the comfort and experience for our clients and their owners. 

VMC volunteers work between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and must have medical insurance coverage and be up-to-date with tetanus and rabies vaccination series. 

Interested in volunteering?
Email: vmctlc@umn.edu

Volunteer opportunities

Dog Rehabilitation Volunteer

Dog Rehabilitation Volunteer


Dog Rehab Volunteers play an important role in assisting the rehabilitation technicians with tasks involving dogs going through therapy. This is a hands-on position, with volunteers handling dogs before and after treatment in various ways, freeing up the rehab techs to provide the direct therapy.


Volunteers provide coverage Monday through Friday8:00 am to 11:00 pm (AM shift) and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (PM shift).


  • Must be 18 years of age, up-to-date with tetanus and rabies series shots. 

  • Must complete orientation; willing to commit to one shift a week for six months (includes a one-month probation period).

VMC Training

Initial training and ongoing in-service training is provided by staff supervisor, volunteer manager, and other staff.