Volunteering with MCACC 

For information on planning a group volunteer or off-site event, click here.

How to Become a Volunteer

Thank you for considering volunteering to support Maricopa County’s shelter pets! We are currently recruiting volunteers to fill many of the openings we have at both our East and West Shelters. See the Opportunity Directory for more details on each of our unique programs. As a volunteer, you will be helping us achieve our mission by assisting pets in need and serving our community. 

Volunteers provide support for our shelter pets in a multitude of ways. From walking dogs, to helping clean sheltered spaces, to offsite events, administrative tasks, and socializing cats, there are so many varied ways you can make a difference.

Please watch this short video to see the expectations and realities of volunteering at our shelters and then review the volunteer handbook to get a better understanding of what we’re all about!

After viewing the video and handbook, to become part of the team, please complete the volunteer application and questionnaire here

Steps to Becoming a MCACC Volunteer

Volunteer Requirements

Our volunteers commit to a minimum of 8 hours per month for a minimum of 6 months. We offer flexible schedules and a variety of opportunities that are sure to appeal to every individual!

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Children as young as 15 may volunteer alongside a parent/guardian who has attended all required volunteer training. More information regarding volunteer requirements can be found in the Volunteer Handbook.



The following resources can help improve your volunteer experience at MCACC. Review and refer back to these guides and videos as often as needed.

Contact Us

For more information, please email our Volunteer Program at accvolunteer@maricopa.gov. Responses are typically sent within 72 hours from the time of receipt.