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 2 – Attend a new volunteer informational
STEP 3 – Complete our background check
STEP 4 – Schedule an introduction with our Volunteer Engagement Specialist
For volunteers under 18: 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.
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. Accommodation for fully remote volunteer duties will be considered.
- 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
OTHER VOLUNTEER POSITION TYPES
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.
760-416-5718 x 119