Volunteer with ACCT Philly!

As a volunteer, you can make a difference in the lives of shelter animals!

Volunteers must be at least 18 year old and be able to dedicate at least 3 hours per month to volunteering.

To learn more about ACCT Philly and our volunteer program, please join us for our volunteer orientation, which will be held the first Saturday of every month. You can sign up here! If you have a scheduling conflict, please reach out to volunteer@acctphilly.org.

After orientation you will receive a volunteer application and once you are approved, will schedule training for your volunteer area of interest. Thank you for your interest in joining our volunteer team!

Becoming A Main Shelter Volunteer

What do main shelter volunteers do?

Volunteering As A Group

How can my group volunteer?

ACCT Philly is committed to providing all visitors with a supportive, friendly, safe and positive environment.

Our staff, volunteers, and partners are expected to uphold standards of conduct, promote a civil community and help maintain a positive working environment for everyone who dedicates their time to the animals in our care and those who visit to utilize our services. Visiting patrons are asked to treat others as they would like to be treated, and to follow a general code of conduct.

We believe that all visitors are entitled to a safe, empathetic, professional and supportive environment with mutual respect and courtesy.

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”
-Elizabeth Andrew


Our transfer partners and foster parents often need help with transporting the animals they are saving!  Driver’s license required.

Dog/Cat Socialization

A shelter can be stressful for dogs and cats. Participating in socialization can decrease stress and increase adoptability!


Event Leaders

Adoption, Community, and Fundraising events are a great occasion to promote the shelter, recruit new volunteers and spotlight adoptable animals!