VOLUNTEER.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Palm Springs Animal Shelter!

Our volunteer program is made up of dedicated volunteers who assist our staff in a variety of roles. Monthly or weekly hour minimums vary by program, but please plan to spend at least six hours a month volunteering.

If you are interested in learning more about our programs, and how you can best use your talents at PSAS please complete the steps below to be scheduled for an informational.

HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

STEP 1 – Complete our online application

STEP 2 – Attend a new volunteer informational

STEP 3 – Complete our background check

STEP 4 – Schedule an introduction with our Volunteer Engagement Specialist

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers ages 12 to 17 can apply but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who is also an approved volunteer, at all times while volunteering.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Adoptions and customer service
  • Community outreach and education
  • Animal care and socialization
  • Veterinary medical services
  • Photography and videography
  • Public outreach events
  • Administrative assistance
  • Community Cat Program
  • Fostering

OTHER VOLUNTEER POSITION TYPES

EXTERNSHIPS

Through pre-approved programs in conjunction with the Palm Springs Unified School District and College of the Desert we offer a limited amount of externship opportunities. Your programs director will connect you directly with our Volunteer Engagement Specialist to begin the process. 

COURT ORDERED VOLUNTEERS

We do accept court ordered volunteering (community service) with the condition that hours will only be completed through Kitchen and Laundry. To sign-up please follow the steps to become a volunteer. 

GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Organizations are welcome to schedule an hour long activity that focuses on enrichment for the animals in our care. To sign your group up please have your team lead contact our Volunteer Engagement Specialist.  

QUESTIONS?

Please contact our volunteer department:

volunteer@psanimalshelter.org
760-416-5718 x 119

CURRENT VOLUNTEERS

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