Help Make a Difference
WITH THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF
ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL
The County of Los Angeles’ Department of
Animal Care and Control relies on volunteer support from the community to provide the additional public service and animal care
programs that are vital to a healthy community.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age at the beginning of service (no exceptions). If a volunteer is a minor (16-17), parental permission is required. Volunteers are representatives of the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care & Control. There are guidelines that must be followed in order to maintain the standards of the shelter and to provide you with an enjoyable and fulfilling volunteer experience. A three hour orientation and safe animal handling training must be completed prior to becoming a volunteer.
If you have a love for animals and have a minimum of 8 hours a month for at least 9 months to donate your in-kind services, please consider becoming a volunteer in one of our six shelters. Due to the amount of training involved the LA County Animal Care Volunteer Program is not geared for short term volunteer commitments, i.e. 8-20 hours.
If you have not visited the shelter for which you wish to volunteer then please do pay us a visit. You may pick up a volunteer application at one of our shelters or you may download one from our website: download complete application here. You may mail or fax back to the address on the application.
Orientations are held for each shelter approximately every 6-8 weeks. You will be notified via email or phone of the next orientation scheduled for your shelter area.
For more information please call (562) 256-1367 or email: email@example.com.
Volunteer Job Categories
Exercises shelter dogs, helps feed the animals and helps keep cages clean.
Handles shelter cats, helps feed the animals and helps to keep cages clean.
Greets visitors coming into County Animal Shelters and directs them to the proper area of the shelter to see animals waiting to be adopted into new homes or pets waiting for owners to come and take them home. They also conduct shelter tours.
Helps shelter pets become more adoptable by bathing and grooming them.
Performs light office duties at the animal shelter. Helps to answer telephone calls.
Cares for unweaned or special needs shelter animals in their home.
Transports animals to off-site adoption events and to other County animal shelters. They assist with department community events.
Professional Services Volunteer:
Licensed Veterinarians, Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT), fundraising specialist, etc.
Assists people interested in adopting shelter pets to find the perfect pet for their home, lifestyle and family. This position requires 20 hours experience shadowing a current volunteer in assisting potential new pet owners.
VOLUNTEERS MAKE A HUMANE DIFFERENCE!