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Volunteer with the County Animal Shelter

With more than 18,000 animals coming into our care every year, our shelter is always in need of volunteers to help make the animals' stay as pleasant as possible, increase adoptions and provide foster care when needed. Volunteers are an invaluable component of our shelter and serve a number of important functions including walking dogs, socializing the cats, helping the public around the shelter, setting up special adoption events or calling people after they’ve adopted to answer questions. Volunteers really do make a difference!

Animal lovers from 18-years-old to senior with of variety of experience and skills are welcome to volunteer. There are many opportunities to help the shelter animals, at the shelter, from an adoption center or from home! View volunteer opportunities at the Animal Shelter.

For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Celeste Ingrid at 916-875-5848 or view our volunteer flyer.



Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) – An Invitation for Seniors to Serve
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) promotes volunteerism and helps 55-years-old volunteers find their perfect niche among approximately 100 affiliated community agencies in Sacramento, Placer and Yolo Counties. RSVP has connections to volunteer opportunities at the animal control and regulation, the SPCA, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue, Puppy Love, Project Ride and Saddle Pals. Opportunities also are available at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center and the Discovery Museum’s Science Center. For more information about specific volunteer opportunities, please visit the Human Assistance website, call at 916-875-3631 or contact via e-mail at DHA-RSVP@saccounty.net