Volunteer Program

Why Volunteer at MCPAWS?

Volunteering at MCPAWS is a wonderful way to make a direct impact on the quality of life of our shelter animals and meet new people. Volunteers are absolutely crucial to our success here at MCPAWS – after all, our organization was founded when a group of volunteers combined their strengths to step up for animals in need.

Whether your interests and schedule permit you to volunteer every week, once a month or a few times a year, you’ll find your time well-spent, quite rewarding and much appreciated.

Volunteer Meetings

Volunteer meetings are held quarterly, here at the shelter. Join us to learn more about what is happening at the shelter, current volunteer needs and opportunities, ask questions, and network with your fellow volunteers. We’d love to see you! For questions about the volunteer program, please email Volunteer Coordinator Kayme Backstrom: kbackstrom@mcpaws.org

Application Process

The MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter Volunteer Program is designed to allow interested, compassionate individuals the opportunity to become involved in and familiar with the shelter and its animals.

MCPAWS Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to be unaccompanied by a parent or guardian. Persons under 16 must be at least 10 years old and be accompanied by a parent or guardian volunteer at all times.

Volunteer safety is our main concern. To make MCPAWS a safe place for everyone, the following protocol has been established:

  • Complete and submit a volunteer application.
  • Satisfactorily complete a volunteer orientation administered by MCPAWS Staff. Orientations are the 2nd Thursday of each month over Zoom.
  • Attend a Kennel Skills course, held the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Questions about the MCPAWS Volunteer Program and various opportunities can be answered by calling the shelter: 208.634.3647.

         Sign up to volunteer today:

Support the Shelter and Donate Today!


Microchip four cats


Purchase enrichment items for all shelter cats



Vaccinate seven dogs



 Provide formula for three orphan kittens



 Neuter three dogs


MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter
831 S. 3rd St (PO Box 1375)
McCall, ID 83638

MCPAWS Veterinary Hospital
8 Coho Lane
McCall, ID 83638

MCPAWS Thrift Store
301 Lenora Street #1375
McCall, ID 83638

Shelter Hours:

Monday - Saturday:

11:30am to 5:00pm

Closed Sundays

 Dog introductions and adoptions by appointment only.

Please call (208) 634-3647 to schedule an appointment!