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. Most assignments require a weekly recurring commitment of 2-3 hours.

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.

HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

STEP 1 – Start our online application by creating a profile with Better Impact, our volunteer software, and complete the application.

STEP 2 – The onboarding process includes a background check for all volunteers 16 and older.  You will be asked to provide the following as part of the onboarding:

  • Government-issued identification
  • Signed waivers
  • Photo
  • COVID-19 vaccination record*

STEP 3 – Attend an orientation session and be assigned to the volunteer schedule.

For volunteers under 16: Volunteers ages 12 to 15 are welcome to apply but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also an approved volunteer. The parent/guardian must always accompany the minor while volunteering. An application is required for each volunteer.

*COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:  The COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of participation in our volunteer program and you must be fully vaccinated by your first day of volunteering. Proof of vaccination will be required.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Dog Behavior Team (includes puppies, small and big dogs)
  • Dog Socialization (TLC Ambassadors)
  • Cat care and socialization
  • Adoption Specialist
  • Feral Cat Care (TNR Colony Management)
  • Veterinary Medical Services
  • Photography and Videography
  • Administrative Assistance
  • Community Outreach and Education
  • Community Service – Academic or Court-Ordered
  • Customer Service (including Concierge)
  • Education
  • Fostering
  • Grant Writing
  • Landscape Committee
  • Transport Team

OTHER VOLUNTEER POSITION TYPES

COURT ORDERED VOLUNTEERS

We accept court ordered community service volunteers.  Court ordered volunteers clean kennels, wash dishes and do laundry To sign-up, follow the regular application steps and check “Court Ordered” on the application.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact our volunteer department:

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