Volunteer and Community Service

Community Service

Individuals who are under court-ordered community service may assist us seven days a week with a variety of tasks but do not have direct contact with animals. For more information, please email Ben.Swan@Maricopa.gov.

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.

If you are interested in joining the team or learning about our opportunities, click here to reserve your spot at an upcoming Volunteer Information Session.

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!