Are you a reliable, self-motivated individual who loves animals? Do you have extra time you would like to regularly spend helping homeless pets? Then volunteering at Minneapolis Animal Care & Control may be a great fit for you!
MACC utilizes volunteers to help walk our dogs, cuddle our cats, photograph animals, be Adoption Counselors, as well as foster animals. We ask individuals to commit to volunteer four (4) hours per month for a minimum of six (6) months. Individuals 16 years of age or older are allowed to volunteer with the signed authorization of a parent/guardian.
Volunteers are able to serve at the shelter Monday through Friday 8am to 6:30pm and Saturday/Sunday 8am to 4pm. Most shifts are 1.5-2 hours long.
A $20 application fee will be collected at the time of a Volunteer Orientation Session to cover some of the cost associated with the background screening.
We are currently holding off on accepting new volunteer applications at this time, we have a backlog of applicants to contact and work with before we will start taking new applicants again. We anticipate we will be able to accept applications again in October 2019. For parties that have already applied we will be in touch about next steps.
The next orientation date is still to be determined - due to a lot of exciting changes at the shelter we are in the process of updating our training and on-boarding for new volunteers so we appreciate your patience as we work to get ready for the next new group!
For additional information about volunteering please email Danielle Joerger, Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected]. You can also submit an online application (below) and you will be contacted when the next orientation is scheduled if your availability and position interests align with current program needs. Thank You!
The volunteer screening process includes the following:
1. Submit an application ($20 application fee will be due at time of orientation)
2. Attend a Volunteer Orientation Session (approx. 2 hours)
3. Attend class(es) specific to volunteer position (approx. 1.5-2 hours each)
4. Hands-on training with a current volunteer (1-4 hours)
5. Obtain a volunteer ID badge
Last updated Jun 24, 2019