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Join Our Team of Volunteers v02


Make MSRPAC a safe and happy place for pets in transition and its volunteers, staff, and visitors

Want to do good in your community and get a regular four-legged friend fix?  Become a volunteer at the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center!  

When you volunteer at the pet adoption center, you're joining an amazing team of volunteers and staff who are committed to providing support in many different ways to orphaned pets in our community.  As a volunteer, you will be rewarded for your efforts through recognition events during National Volunteer Week and the best of all, you'll be helping pets in need receive the second chance they so deserve. 

Volunteer Opportunities

With more than 35 volunteer positions, we have opportunities for everyone who wants to help homeless pets.  Here are just a few:

  • Work with patrons and pets as an Adoption Information Specialist
  • Work with dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies in grooming, animal, enrichment and surgery care
  • Provide administrative support in many of our departments including development, volunteer, spay/neuter clinic, behavior and more
  • Care for newborn puppies and kittens by being a foster parent
  • Provide assistance at our thrift store by sorting, pricing and merchandising

View All Opportunities

We would be happy to sign off on community service hours for students who are 14 years and older required for High School and College but we are unable to verify hours to meet community service requirements mandated by the court.


  • Be at least 14 years old (those between 11-13 years old can enroll in our Helping Hounds Program)
  • Attend a 1.5 hour informational session
  • Attend training classes based on your area of interest
  • Donate a minimum of 6 hours per month for 6 months
  • Pay a $35 program fee (non-refundable) that covers training supplies, a volunteer t-shirt, and laminated name badge


We are re-vamping our volunteer onbaording process to make it easier and faster for you to volunteer at MSRPAC - check back soon for details! 

Still, have questions?  Contact our Volunteer Services Manager