The first step to becoming a volunteer is to attend a Volunteer Open House. The class lasts approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
We ask that our Volunteers commit to a minimum of 6 hours per month for a minimum of 6 months.

The minimum age to volunteer at the Wake County Animal Center is 16 years old. If you are under 16 years old you will not be able to volunteer with the center at this time. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must have a parent or legal guardian complete an application and volunteer with you. If you are 18 years old or older, you may volunteer on your own.

The Wake County Animal Center no longer offers court-ordered or lawyer-suggested Community Service.

Orientation Schedule

Orientations are currently being scheduled in small group settings based on applicant interest and availability.  All orientations are held at the Wake County Animal Center in the Education Room, unless otherwise indicated. Directions to Center

Become a volunteer! Submit a volunteer application online now!

After you've completed your volunteer application, please email, to schedule your participation in the Volunteer Open House. 

Existing volunteers,  log in here.  To gain access please fill out an online application first.