Please complete this application if you are 18yrs of age or older, and interested in becoming a Contra Costa County Animal Services volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.IMPORTANT UPDATE, as of 09/02/21: The County Board of Supervisors recognizes the continued threat to the health and safety of our staff and community posed by COVID-19. As such, it has been deemed necessary to establish a Mandatory Vaccination Policy. The Policy requires all employees and volunteers to be fully vaccinated, and volunteers will be asked to provide a photocopy of the CDC Card or WHO Yellow Card, or a photocopy of your COVID-19 Vaccines record prior to approval to join the CCAS Volunteer Program.
We use email as a primary form of communication, and the email you provide will be used to access your Volunteer Information Center.
Volunteers utilize "Volgistics" to check their schedules, update their information, and more. Please select the password you would like to use to access the online Volunteer Information Center. Write down your password and store it in a safe place. Upon completion of your Day One training, you will receive an email with instructions to login using the email provided above.
The following volunteer assignments may currently be available. Use this list to rank your top three assignment choices. Note - some opportunities may require additional training.
Volunteers are asked to make a 6 month commitment, and to volunteer a minimum of 8hrs per month. Please consider whether you are able meet these requirements, and indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer. We do not accommodate court-ordered community service.
Select a date for you to attend Day One Training. This is the required first step in the volunteer on-boarding process. Please note, there is an ONLINE training (via Zoom), and an IN-PERSON training. Space is limited for both, and in-person trainings are subject to cancellation, depending upon current Covid-19 recommendations at that time.
Please describe your related experience, or areas that you feel you have moderate to excellent skill.
Please tell us about the pets residing in your home. Names, age, species, breed, gender. (If you own a dog over 4months of age, they must be licensed if living in this county)
In the event of an emergency, whom should we notify?
Do you have any health problems that we should be aware of in an emergency? If so, please describe (such as a history of back trouble, heart problems, epilepsy, diabetes, fainting, etc).
You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.