Community Service

The Humane Society Central Arizona (HSCAZ) does allow people to work off their court ordered community service hours, depending on the offense committed.  Workers must be at least 18 years old and have not committed any of the following offenses:

  • Animal Abuse/Neglect
  • Child Abuse
  • Assault
  • Theft (except Misdemeanor Shoplifting)
  • Sale of Illegal Drugs
  • Possession or Use of Drugs (except Marijuana)
  • Sex Offenses (including Indecent Exposure)
  • Violent Crimes

*Offenses not listed above will be reviewed on a case by case basis.  Not all offenses are suitable for community service at HSCAZ.  Management reserves the right to deny applicants at its sole discretion.

HSCAZ requires people to apply themselves and stay productive during their time at the shelter.  We take pride in caring for all animals and expect the same from anyone entering our facility.  While you are working you are representing HSCAZ, so please be courteous to staff, volunteers and the public.

Duties will include, but are not limited to: poop scooping, kennel cleaning, laundry and dishes, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping and mopping, dusting, cleaning doors and windows, wiping down walls and any other tasks or projects assigned by HSCAZ staff.  Community service workers are expected to assist HSCAZ with cleaning and maintenance that may not always be possible to complete without the extra help.  Community service is not intended to be fun or easy; workers are expected to stay busy while working at HSCAZ.

Applications can be picked up/dropped off at HSCAZ, 605 W Wilson Ct, Payson AZ.  Office hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10am-3pm.

A printable application can be found here, Guidelines and Application.