Each year, the Placer County Animal Services Center cares for hundreds of homeless and unwanted animals and we couldn’t do it without our amazing volunteers! Our volunteers provide support for all our programs and services with enthusiasm, dedication, and love. Volunteers help create miracles every day with every job they perform. They help support our shelter and staff, meet the needs of our animals, and serve our community.

If you are interested in joining a positive, wonderful group and give the gift of your time and support, please complete and submit the Placer County Animal Services Volunteer Application.

Volunteering is both rewarding and fulfilling, and it requires commitment as we rely on your help to thrive. There are many ways you can volunteer and be a vital member of our team. Please note that volunteers are required to agree to at least eight hours of volunteer service a month for at least six months and must be over the age of 18.

Thank you for volunteering!

Contact Information

Emergency Contact Information

Please provide you emergency contact's full name, phone number and address

Placement Information

This information is used to help us get a better idea of appropriate placements within our program


Please indicate the days and times you are typically available to volunteer

Volunteer Experience

Please explain your experiencing with animals and/or volunteering, how you became interested in volunteering with us, and what you hope to gain by volunteering with our program

Volunteer Positions You Are Interested In

Please tell us the areas in which you are interested in helping. There are many ways you can volunteer including: working with dogs, Special Needs Dog Program, grooming, caring for cats and kittens, caring for rabbits and other small animals, fostering, helping keep the shelter clean and safe, helping in the vet clinic, event support, customer service, transportation, animal photography and bios, shelter tours, marketing, and more!

Special Requirements

Do you have any physical, medical or psychological limitations, or special requirements that would affect your ability to perform certain volunteer duties? If yes, please describe.


Placer County Animal Services euthanizes (painless death) animals that are determined to be unadoptable due to severe health or severe behavior issues and after exhausting all other reasonable options. Animals are not euthanized for time or space. What are your thoughts and/or feelings about euthanasia?


Please provide two references who could provide information relevant to the position you are applying for

Additional Information - Skills and Interests

Please explain anything else you would like us to know about you and list skills and interests that may be relevant to volunteer assignments

Placer County Agreements

All volunteers must read and sign the Placer County Agreement and Release Regarding Voluntary Services form and the Placer County Volunteer Oath of Confidentiality form which will be provided to you. Volunteers must undergo a Live Scan before performing volunteer duties. The Live Scan will be provided by Placer County.