Become a


Become a Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in our volunteer program!

Due to The current Public Health concerns around COVID-19 and for the safety of our staff, current volunteers and you the public, we are not enrolling new animal care center volunteers at this time. Please rest assured, every animal under our care is well cared for.

However please know that we can still use the support of our communities. There are many ways that you may continue to help and we need you! Please consider fostering a homeless pet, donating items from our Amazon wish lists, or making homemade masks.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age at the beginning of service. Volunteers under 18 will need parental permission. 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.


To learn about other volunteer opportunities within Los Angeles County, click here

Orientation and Training Process

Background Checks