Volunteer of the Month

Do you know a volunteer at Multnomah County Animal Services who goes above and beyond, or provides excellent customer service?  Nominate exceptional volunteers for Volunteer of the Month.

Submit a Nomination

Nominations for Volunteer of the Month may be submitted by members of the public, clients, other volunteers, or shelter staff who are impacted by or recognize the exceptional service of the nominated volunteer.

Submit Nomination

A paper nomination form is available in the shelter, and to download and print


Nominations for the upcoming month are due by the 15th of the current month.  Nominations received after this date will be considered for the following month.

Selection Process

Those nominated for volunteer of the month will be selected by the majority vote from a panel of shelter staff and volunteers.  Members of the panel will rotate each month.
The MCAS Volunteer Coordinator sits on the panel as chair, but doesn’t hold a vote.
Every nominee will be recognized by name in monthly award publicity.


The volunteer of the month receives an award certificate to honor them for their exceptional service.

With their consent, the selected volunteer of the month will have the opportunity to submit a photo, or have a photo taken for their feature.  The photo, and a brief write-up of the volunteer’s background and service will be featured in a shelter display for the duration of the month in which they are honored. Their photo and bio will also be featured on multcopets.org, and promoted via social media and the weekly newsletter.

Volunteer of the month logo

Volunteer of the Month Award Recipients

View recent and past volunteer of the month award recipients.

Award Recipients