Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Elk Grove Animal Shelter! Please fill out this application and click "Continue" when you have finished. Once your application is received and reviewed, you will be invited to attend an upcoming Volunteer Orientation.

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to volunteer (with a parent), 16 years old to volunteer independently (with parental consent), and 18 years old to volunteer without parental consent required. If you are between the ages of 14-15, your parent or guardian must also fill out an application and attend all orientations and trainings with you. Your application will not be received until there is an adult application on file as well.

Name and Contact Information

Emergency Contact Information

Tell us a little bit about you!


Prior experience is not mandatory. You will still be required to attend mandatory training, regardless of your experience level.

Relevant Experience

If you have any relevant experience in animal care or customer service, please tell us about it!


Let us know what types of assignments you're interested in!


You will be able to select your own schedule, but please give us a general idea of when you would be available to volunteer.

Why do you want to volunteer with us?

Email Preferences

Email is the primary way we communicate with volunteers, so please ensure to register with an active email that you check daily.


I understand and acknowledge that filling out this application does not make me an official volunteer for or representative of the City of Elk Grove Animal Services.

I understand and agree that after attending an Orientation, I will have the opportunity to continue on in the training process to become an official volunteer.