Become A Volunteer And Make A Difference Today




Are you an animal lover? Do you want to make a difference in animals’ lives but don’t know where to start? If so, the Humane Society of Central Arizona can help you help animals. Become a volunteer and start making a difference today.

“The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.”

— DeAnn Hollis

“Volunteers are love in motion.”

— Unknown

The Humane Society of Central Arizona is dependent upon dedicated volunteers to help fulfill our mission for the animals who share our journey. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer for HSCAZ, please stop by the shelter at 605 W. Wilson Court and fill out one of our volunteer applications. You can also download a volunteer application at our website: Fill it out and bring it to the shelter or mail it to the address shown on the form.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 12 or older if accompanied by parent or guardian. Because the animals depend on our services, we ask that volunteers commit to providing at least 4 hours of service per month. Our volunteers should be positive and willing team members as all volunteer positions may work directly with the public, staff and other volunteers.

Following is a list of some of the volunteer positions we currently have available and are looking to fill.

HELP OUT AT AN ADOPTION EVENT — the more people present, the more animals we can bring to be adopted!

WORK WITH ANIMALS — socialize by walking and petting dogs, grooming and caring for cats and kittens. This also includes morning and afternoon cleaning.

SHELTER ASSISTANT — do laundry, greet the public, help with housekeeping, recycle can crushing, etc.

OFFICE ASSISTANCE — at the shelter with data entry, telephones, etc.

PHOTOGRAPHY — snap candid shots of the beautiful cats and dogs at the shelter. Photos are used on our website, Pet Finders, local newspapers, etc.

HELP OUT AT THE THRIFT STORE – Assist customers, sort items and clean and maintain the Thrift Store.

BECOME A FOSTER PARENT — for an animal. We often need temporary foster homes for kittens and puppies. We also seek foster homes for injured animals while they heal, or animals that need more socializing.

If there are any other ways you would like to volunteer that have not been mentioned, please don’t hesitate to stop by and talk to us. We are always open to suggestions and any help we can get.

We couldn’t do it without you and hope that you will become involved in activities, events and programs to serve the animals who share our journey!

Now meet some of our adoptable pets.


Bunny is an 11-year-old longhaired beauty. She and her pal Whickers were surrendered to HSCAZ and are now available for adoption. Bunny is easygoing and enjoys spending time with people. She has lived with other cats, dogs, ferrets and children. Bunny is a wonderful girl who deserves a forever home where she will get the attention and love she needs. She is spayed, current on vaccines and litter box trained.


Fawn is a 2-year-old Chihuahua. She is the type of girl who has to feel she can trust you before she is willing to open up. Once she does though, she is very affectionate and even a little playful. She loves to go for walks and her favorite hobby is curling up in bed for a nap. Fawn may do best in a home with no young children and would really love to be the only animal so that she can be pampered like the princess she is. She is spayed, current on vaccines and potty trained.


Hank is a 5-year-old Rottweiler. Hank and his best friend Rex were surrendered to HSCAZ when their owner moved away. Hank is super playful and acts like a goofball. He has lived around children and is well behaved. Hank is loving, loyal and will protect his family. He is neutered, current on vaccines and is potty trained. We would really love to see Hank and Rex be adopted together.


Meet Rex. He is an 8-year-old Rottweiler, and Hank’s best friend. Rex is more easygoing and laid back, but he still likes to have fun. He is very affectionate and loves people. He too has been around children and will make a great protector for his new family. He is neutered, current on vaccines and potty trained.


Forrest is a handsome 9-month-old gray, shorthaired kitty. He was surrendered to HSCAZ and is now ready to find his loving, forever home. Forrest can be a little reserved, but all you have to do is scratch his ears and he is right in your lap, purring away. He gets along well with other cats and has lived with young children and dogs. Forrest will make a wonderful addition to a family that is looking for a sweet, affectionate cat. He is neutered, current on vaccines and is litter box trained.


The Fuzz is a 5-month-old gray, longhaired kitty. He has been with us since he was just a tiny little kitten. Fuzz is super playful and loves to wrestle around with the other cats. You can often find him chasing around kitty toys and playing with the fake mice. Fuzz is an affectionate kitty, who would love to go to a home with another cat that he can play with. He is neutered, current on vaccines and is litter box trained.


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