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!

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our Volunteer Program is currently suspended.  You are welcome to complete an application to become a Volunteer; however, follow-up regarding orientation from the WCAC staff will be delayed until we are able to fully operate our Volunteer Program once again. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.

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