Administrative: Aides staff with daily administrative tasks as assigned.
Adoptions: Encourages and participates in the adoption of homeless animals.
Animal Companion: Provides quality care for shelter animals and supports the kennel staff by assisting with basic cage cleaning, cat care and socialization.
Care Center Support: Provides comfort and safety to our animals by assisting with laundry, spot cleaning, enrichment, and feeding.
Community Events: Promotes the department at community outreach events and pet outreach.
Foster Care: Provides a temporary home for the shelter animals that require special attention until they can be returned to the shelter for adoption.
Groomer: Grooms animals in preparation for adoption. A clean and well-groomed animal gets adopted much faster
Medical: Assist the clinic staff with basic medical support such as making surgical packs and cleaning instruments.
Professional Services Volunteer: Enhances existing shelter services. Includes Licensed Veterinarians, Registered Veterinary Technicians, photographers, web designers, fundraising specialists, etc.
Requirements and Expectations: Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age at the beginning of service. If a volunteer is a minor (16-17), parental permission is required. Orientations are held a minimum of once a quarter or bi-annually depending on the care center location. After applying, you will receive an auto email with more information and a Volunteer Coordinator a will reach out with next steps. Once orientation is completed, volunteers will be required to complete online and in person trainings. All volunteers who would like to work with our animals are also required to pass our handling assessment. The following documents will be required at the start of orientation:
- A photocopy of your driver’s license or school photo ID, or passport (if available) for identification
- A photocopy of your social security card, or birth certificate for proof of eligibility required on I9 form
Volunteers must provide a minimum of 8 hours per month to be considered active. New volunteers must commit to at least nine months or 72 hours of service. If you have an hour’s requirement to meet for your school or service center, please email us at email@example.com
As a volunteer, you are a vital part of the structure of DACC. We value your time, skills, and commitment. Part of being a committed volunteer is being of service to the animal care center and being willing to support where the need is greatest. Volunteers will be expected to check in with staff to ask where they can be most helpful. Some days we need extra help cleaning, some days we need extra help with adoptions, etc. We, in turn, are committed to training, supervising, and supporting you in your service.
The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control Code of Ethics will provided to you during orientation, and you will be required to sign that you have received it.