Volunteering at MCASAC


     Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center! Volunteers are an integral part of our organization, and help improve the quality of life for the animals here at the shelter. There are a number of ways to get involved as an individual or a group, with everything from handling animals to working with the public to helping with administrative tasks.

What are the Requirements to Volunteer?

Age: Volunteer applications are accepted for applicants 18 years of age or older.

Youth ages 14-17 may volunteer provided they are accompanied by a parent/guardian. The parent/guardian is required to apply to volunteer and undergo all trainings. For more information, visit our Youth Apprentice Program page. 

Time: Volunteers are expected to volunteer at least 6 hours per month, and to commit to at least 6 months of volunteering.

Availability: Seven days a week 10am-7pm

Essential Capabilities: To safely and effectively serve as a volunteer with MCASAC, volunteers must possess the physical, mental and emotional capabilities as outlined here.

Volunteer Opportunities:

How do I become a Volunteer?

1. Create your account!
Start out by creating your account on our Member Portal
2. Follow the steps for registration!
Follow the prompts and you'll be on your way to volunteering in no time!

3. Complete your Background
You will receive an email from HireRight to perform a basic Criminal Background check once you have reached that step in the process.
4. After Backgrounds...
You'll be able to sign up for your first Housekeeping shift!
5. Complete your Housekeeping shifts and Fear Free Sheltering
You may complete Fear Free Sheltering prior to your Housekeeping shifts, or after, but it must be completed before any animal handling!
6. Begin training in your area of interest!
We'll pair you up with staff or another experienced volunteer to get you started!
7. Have fun!!

More Information:

  • We do not offer volunteer opportunities for those needing court ordered community service hours.
  • Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center offers a variety of opportunities for volunteers with special needs. Any volunteer who has special needs that requires an aide (job coach or assistant) must have his or her aide present at all times when volunteering.  Each and every aide, along with the client they serve will accompany a special needs client while volunteering at Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center must attend all mandatory orientations, trainings and mentoring sessions to  become a volunteer and complete any relevant animal handling classes with his or her client.   Special needs volunteers and their aides should each complete their own application and must go through all the necessary trainings and background check processes to become a volunteer.


For Current Volunteers:

Access the Volunteer Member Portal



 


 






 






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Montgomery County is committed to providing residents with disabilities the opportunity to participate in all of its programs, services and activities.
If you need an accommodation to participate in any program, service or activity sponsored by the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 240.773.5972 or  volunteermcasac@montgomerycountymd.gov. TTY users please contact us through Maryland Relay.

For more information on Montgomery County’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance policies and procedures, see:
• ADA Notice   http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcg/ADA-Notice.html
• ADA Grievance Policy:   http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcg/ada-grievance.html
• ADA Compliance Program:   http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DGS-ADA/Home.html