Volunteer at the Shelter

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS). Volunteers are essential to provide excellent care to the animals in our shelter, or visiting for Spay & Neuter Surgery. Volunteers also play a pivotal role assisting with customer service, washing dishes, doing laundry, and supporting other administrative and operational tasks.

Volunteer Opportunities

Current Volunteer Openings

Volunteer openings will be posted as they become available so be sure to check back regularly for updates.

Requirements for volunteers

  • All volunteers must submit a Covid-19 Vaccine Attestation Form to provide documentation of vaccination status or to obtain an approved exception.
  • Volunteers who work directly with animals must complete the Fear Free Shelters digital certificate program which can take about 4 hours to complete and can be done in multiple sessions. This training is not applicable to laundry volunteers.
  • At this time, volunteers must be over the age of 18.
  • Volunteers are asked to commit to serving one shift per week (2.5-4 hrs depending on assignment).
  • Ability to squat, bend, twist, lift and stand for the duration of the volunteer shift applies to most volunteer roles involving animals or laundry.
  • Must work well with people and have a desire to learn best practices for interacting with shelter animals.

Interested in Fostering?

Learn how to be part of our foster program.


Volunteer in a kennel getting kissed by a pitbull
Abigail socializes a dog in the adoption kennels.

Volunteer Login

If you are a current volunteer, you can login using the following link.

Volunteer Login