Pima Animal Care Center Volunteers

Please make sure you register for events before coming to Campus and log your impacts after you serve.

Here's a quick video to show you how:

Registering for the events and completing the impacts are required

 If you need help please email paccvolunteer@pima,gov

Volunteer Team


Hello and thank you for your interest in volunteering with Pima Animal Care Center!

New volunteers have different areas of the center that they want to help and participate. While we hope that there is an opportunity for everyone, we do understand that we may not be the best fit for everyone. Please see the various pathways to volunteering below. Click on the individual links to learn more about those pathways and to find the best fit for you!

In brief, the pathways to volunteering are: (please click the link for which pathway you have chosen)

Volunteer age limits defined: 
  • 12-15 years old with parent/guardian doing the same activity with them, the entire time under their supervision
    • Parent/Guardian must be a PACC volunteer and complete all on-boarding
  • 16 & 17 parent must do the orientation and tour with minor then sign a waiver for them to be able to volunteer alone
  • ALL activities have age requirements
    • Example: dog walking - 16+, parents/guardians are not permitted to walk with their children/grandchildren shadowing them
    • 12-15 years old are limited to Jump Starts, Enrichment, Fill the Pantry, admin assistance

In greater detail:
  • Traditional, In-Shelter, Animal Handling:  This pathway is best for you if you are interested in gaining the training and skills needed to be able to work with our pets in shelter. Below are a handful of ways that you will be able to train to assist our teams. These positions are dependent on schedules, availability in the department and skill. This is the most comprehensive pathway at PACC.  You will be given the opportunity to assist with administrative and remote opportunities as well if desired. 
    • Dog Walking
    • Dog Behavior Team
    • Adoption Counseling/Adoption Support Krew/Foster Support Krew (Dogs & Cats)
    • Cat Enrichment
    • Clinic (Dogs & Cats)
    • Admissions Support (Dogs & Cats)
  • In-Shelter, No Animal Handling:  This pathway is for individuals that are interested in supporting our mission, but do not have the desire to handle pets directly.  This is a critical role to help our teams with various projects such as reuniting lost pets with their families or updating surgical notes on surgery days in the clinic. Below are high need opportunities that volunteers in this pathway would have the opportunity to train and assist.
    • Clinic Data Entry & Scheduling
    • Lost & Found Team
    • Marketing (Foster & Adoptions)
    • APS Research
    • Admissions Phone Support
    • Rehoming Assistance 
    • Adoptions Data Team
  • Outreach, No or Minimal Animal Handling: This pathway is for you if you would like the opportunity to help our pets in the community get more supplies they need to survive and thrive.  Community members are given food and supplies at food supplies drive thru events.  During the summer booties are provided for homeless pets and in the winter warm blankets are also provided. Below is a sample of opportunities that volunteers would have the opportunity to assist. 
    • Animal Transportation 
    • Fill the Pantry
    • Food Drives at PACC
    • Food Drives in the Community
    • Microchip & Vaccine Clinics 
  • Virtual, Remote Opportunities: This pathway is a great opportunity for volunteers that are interested in supporting our mission, but prefer to volunteer from home!  Below are a sample of volunteer opportunities that remote volunteers would have the opportunity to assist. 
    • Bio Writing (Dogs & Cats)
    • Foster & Adoption Marketing
    • Research
    • Rehoming Assistance
  • Group Opportunities: This pathway is for companies, community groups, or families that are looking for safe volunteer options that have minimal training required.  Below are possible opportunities:
    • Fill the Pantry
    • Food distribution Event
    • Donation Organizing
    • Seasonal Opportunities

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the Volunteer Team at PACCVolunteer@pima.gov

Best regards,
PACC Volunteer Team

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