Volunteer and Community Service

COVID-19 Program Update: 3/31/20

MCACC has had to make the difficult decision to suspend our volunteer program entirely starting Wednesday, April 1st until further notice based on the recent stay-at-home order issued for Arizona. Although volunteering has not been restricted yet at the state level, we at MCACC feel this is the safest option for our staff, volunteers, and community. The well-being of our shelter pets is a top priority for all of us and our currently low shelter population has allowed MCACC staff the opportunity to provide more thorough coverage in the daily care of our animals.

This restriction also applies to new volunteer on-boarding. We will update our website with new volunteer on-boarding information once it becomes available. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented crisis. 


Animal Care Volunteering


Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is proudly the Number 1 lifesaving open-admission shelter in the Valley. The generous support of our volunteer force has made this possible. Volunteers provide care for our homeless animals from walking dogs to matching a family with their new kitten. It's easy to become a volunteer.

At this time, MCACC has had to make the difficult decision to suspend our volunteer program entirely starting Wednesday, April 1st until further notice. We will update this webpage when new information becomes available. 

You are under no obligation to become a volunteer after attending the information session, but it is a necessary first step to joining the volunteer team!

Volunteer requirements


We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of 8 hours per month for a minimum of 4 months. We offer flexible schedules and a variety of assignments that are sure to appeal to every individual!

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to volunteer. Children as young as 12 may volunteer alongside a parent/guardian who has attended all required volunteer training.
Franklin and Friend
One of our fantastic volunteers!