We’re always looking for committed volunteers who want to give time to help the animals.
If any of the roles below seem like a good fit for you, fill out our Volunteer Application, below.

Flight Escort

Flying with Westjet?

You can be a superhero to a rescued Mexican dog by escorting it to a forever family in Canada. We do all the paperwork, lug the crates and will even drive you to the airport. Bonus: you get to witness a happy adoption event on arrival.

If you are flying on Westjet to Canada between Nov 1 and May 15, please contact us and help make an international adoption happen. At least 2-3 weeks advance notice is appreciated!

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Volunteers Sanctuary

Sanctuary Volunteer

The Hope Animal Sanctuary is located on a ranch outside of the city. We coordinate several car pools each week to take groups of volunteers to the sanctuary.

Volunteer tasks at the sanctuary include walking dogs, bathing dogs, socializing timid dogs and puppies. You must be a confident dog person as sanctuary dogs are not caged and the majority are large dogs.

If you’re a handi-person, we can also use your skills around the sanctuary.

Because transportation space is limited, we can’t normally accommodate sanctuary visitors. We give preference in the car pool to volunteers who work regularly at the sanctuary.

If you have a car and want to become a sanctuary volunteer, please consider participating in our car pool. We always need more drivers!

Specialized Roles

We have a few specialized roles that require specific skills and a willingness to take an ongoing responsibility, either for the winter season or year-round.

Our organization is a loose network of very dedicated volunteers. If you’re the type that can be a part of a team but also knows how to take a job and run with it, we’d love to talk to you.

  • Sanctuary handi-person (requires sanctuary visits every week or two)
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Foster Home Coordinator
  • Bookkeeper
  • Videographer (occasional short projects)
  • TNR Cat Trapper
  • Airplane pilot (for shelter relocation projects)
Mazatlan Animal Rescue - Volunteer

Volunteer Application