Mat-su Animal Shelter volunteers care for our animals by giving them affection, training and exercise.  Opportunities to participate in community events and assist shelter staff with special projects are also available.  

Do you have some free time to share?

Join our Volunteer Program and help care for our Shelter animals. To become a volunteer you need to complete and submit the volunteer application, attend a 1 hour orientation and a 6 hour training session. They are both offered once a month. At the Orientation, you will be given the training date.

To become part of our volunteer team, please fill out an application and return the completed form to the Mat-Su Animal Care and Regulation Center. You will be contacted for further training based on the shelter’s needs and the information you provide.   

Volunteer activities can include:

  • walking dogs

  • socializing cats

  • grooming

  • kennel cleaning

  • laundry

  • interacting with customers

  • folding linens

  • running the dishwasher

  • decorating

  • tidying

  • offsite events

  • spay day assistance

​​Help make a difference and sign up to volunteer today!

Applications must be submitted prior to attending Orientation.

Download the application to the left. Complete and submit to the shelter by mail, fax or email (animal.care@matsugov.us). You may also drop it off at our front counter. For children under the age of 14, the Parental Consent form must also be submitted, and a parent/guardian must be present for orientation, training, and all volunteer activities.

Contact our volunteer coordinator for additional assistance.

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