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. 

Personal Information


We use email as a primary form of communication, and the email you provide will be used to access your Volunteer Information Center.

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.

Assignment Preference

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.

Day One Training

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. 

Skills & Experience

Please describe your related experience, or areas that you feel you have moderate to excellent skill.

Personal Pets

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)

Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency, whom should we notify?

Health Problems or Restrictions

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.

I Agree

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Contra Costa County Animal Services volunteer, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.

If I am approved to volunteer, I understand that I am not to share unauthorized information and I accept responsibility for any confidential breach on my part.

In return for the benefits provided by Contra Costa County in case of my illness, injury, death, or third party liability while providing, or resulting from acts or occurences within the scope of my authorized volunteer services, and for my right to authorized expense reimbursement, I waive and claim on my behalf and of behalf of my heirs, representatives, and assigns against the County of Contra Costa, any other agency governed by the Board of Supervisors, and any agent, officer, or employee therof for illness, injury, debts or without limitation, other harm arising from my volunteer services, whether or not authorized.
By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.