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Volunteers needed at all Care Centers

Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) is currently seeking highly experienced large dog handlers at all Care Center locations. If you have a history of successfully handling dogs and a passion for making a positive impact in the lives of shelter pets, we invite you to join our team of amazing volunteers!


If you have a passion for animals and are looking to make a difference, Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) needs your help! We have various volunteer opportunities at our Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and upcoming Queens Care Center, including: dog walking (experienced only), rabbit & guinea pig companions, building enrichment toys, teaching cats to high five, assisting our operations team, and more!

Volunteer Orientation

Our scheduled orientations have already taken place. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill-out the assessment form below.


Currently a volunteer

If you are currently a volunteer, click here to sign-in to VICNET.

Location Services

Thank you for your interest in the Volunteer Program of Animal Care Centers of NYC.

Volunteers are a vital part of our organization, and play a huge role in caring for the animals in the shelters. If you are interested in volunteering please check back when January orientation will be posted.

Our volunteers work in several areas of our operations.

Volunteers are asked to make a commitment to our program of at least six months, with a minimum of six hours in each month.

Volunteer Opportunities

By Program
ACC currently has three volunteer programs within the organization:
Companion volunteers interact with our animals at the care center or at offsite events. There are four kinds of companion programs you can train for and are assigned to
For Dog and Cat Volunteers, there are several levels according to which areas you can work in.
For Dog and Cat Volunteers, there are several levels according to which areas you can work in.

Additional training is required to qualify for each room. All applicants who successfully complete training are Level 1, and work first in the Adoption Rooms. Level 2 is by invitation only. We will identify volunteers who have shown good handling skills, ability to follow instructions and consistency in service and reach out to them to train for Level 2.

At any point during your service, when you feel that you are comfortable, you can discuss with a Volunteer staff member about adding any of these assignments to your service

Volunteer Opportunities are available at the following full-service shelters

Manhattan Animal Care Center

Center326 East 110th Street (between 1st and 2nd Aves.) New York, NY 10029

Brooklyn Animal Care Center
2336 Linden BoulevardBrooklyn,
NY 11208
Staten Island Animal Care Center
3139 Veterans Road WestStaten
Island, NY 10309
Support Programs Volunteers
Adoption Follow-Ups
Community Pets Program