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Make MSRPAC a safe and happy place for pets in transition and its volunteers, staff, and visitors


Want to do good in your community and get a regular four-legged friend fix?  Become a volunteer at the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center!  

When you volunteer at the pet adoption center, you're joining an amazing team of volunteers and staff who are committed to providing support in many different ways to orphaned pets in our community.  As a volunteer, you will be rewarded for your efforts through recognition events during National Volunteer Week and the best of all, you'll be helping pets in need receive the second chance they so deserve. 

Volunteer Opportunities

With more than 35 volunteer positions, we have opportunities for everyone who wants to help homeless pets.  Here are just a few:

  • Work with patrons and pets as an Adoption Information Specialist
  • Work with dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies in grooming, animal, enrichment and surgery care
  • Provide administrative support in many of our departments including development, volunteer, spay/neuter clinic, behavior and more
  • Care for newborn puppies and kittens by being a foster parent
  • Provide assistance at our thrift store by sorting, pricing and merchandising

View All Opportunities

We would be happy to sign off on community service hours for students who are 14 years and older required for High School and College but we are unable to verify hours to meet community service requirements mandated by the court.


  • Be at least 14 years old 
  • Complete a volunteer application online (we will invite you to the next open information session via email)
  • Attend a 2 1/2-hour volunteer information session
  • Attend training classes based on your area of interest 
  • Donate a minimum of 6 hours of per month for 6 months
  • Pay a $30 program fee (non-refundable) that covers training supplies and a volunteer t-shirt


  • Sign up for a Volunteer Info Session! Info Sessions are hosted every month. At this session, you will learn more about our organization, the volunteer program, and current opportunities. Sessions are posted to this webpage at the start of each recruitment month when new volunteers are needed.
  •  If after attending our info sessions you decide we are the right organization for you, you can then complete a volunteer application, purchase your volunteer packet, and sign up for a Volunteer Interview.
  • Following the interview, the Volunteer Department will review your paperwork and place you in an appropriate assignment that matches your skills, interests, and availability.
  •  Once you have received your volunteer assignment, we will schedule any additional necessary hands-on training. This may include a training class and/or mentor training with a staff member.

 Next Recruitment Session March 3, 2018

check back for details on how to RSVP

Still have questions?  Contact our Volunteer Services Manager

Get in Touch

Telephone: (951) 688-4340
Fax: (951) 359-6417
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6165 Industrial Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504


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