Volunteer with the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter! 

Volunteering is a great way for anyone to support the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, and even meet the pet of your dreams! There are lots of ways to help, from walking dogs, cuddling cats, to office work or transporting pets.


If you are 11-15 years old, you must be accompanied by a parent/guardian while at the shelter. Your parent/guardian must also complete volunteer training. 


The JPAS volunteer program does not give credit for court ordered community service hours. If this is what you need, please call the shelter for information.

East Bank (504) 736-6111 West Bank (504) 349-5111


Email our Volunteer Coordinator at ryeaton@jeffparish.net

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To Become a Volunteer with the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter:

Take this quick survey and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch! 


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About the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter

The Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter (JPAS) is an entity of Jefferson Parish government. It is an 'Open Intake Municipal Animal Shelter', which means that they accept every stray animal found in Jefferson Parish. They also accept Jefferson Parish residents pets they wish to 'surrender', by appointment. 

JPAS has two locations:

East Bank Shelter 1 Humane Way, Harahan, 70123

West Bank Shelter 2701 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, 70058

Court Ordered Volunteers

Call the East Bank 504-736-6111 or West Bank 504-349-5111 to schedule your hours. You must wear a black T shirt while working on your community service hours. When you show up, you'll sign in, receive a community service badge, and sign out when you leave.  Please leave valuables in your car.


If after completing your service, you wish to become a regular ongoing volunteer with dog handling privileges, email our volunteer coordinator at ryeaton@jeffparish.net

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To contact the Jefferson SPCA

Jefferson SPCA

4421 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson, LA 70121

Phone: 504-733-5878


To contact the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelters

Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter - East Bank

1 Humane Way, Harahan, LA 70123

Phone: 504-736-6111


Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter - West Bank

2701 Lapalco Blvd, Harvey, LA 70058 

Phone: 504-349-5111


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