STOP!  Please be aware that we are at volunteer capacity right now and have a pretty long waiting list.  We are also located in Pleasant Hill, CA.  Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Contra Costa Humane Society volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.  You will be contacted by email once we have processed your application.

We are also always looking for dog and cat/kitten fosters!    If you would like to consider fostering please visit our FOSTER page on our website  

Volunteering with CCHS

Volunteers are a lifeline for many non-profit organizations, including CCHS. It is because of the dedication of so many wonderful volunteers that CCHS and our county’s animals can thrive.

If you are under 18 years of age, thank you for your interest in volunteering! Our programs are such that on-site volunteers under the age of 18 years need to be present with a parent or guardian. If this is the case, please have your parent or guardian complete this volunteer application.

If you are not able to volunteer with a parent or guardian, there are other ways that you can still help our organization and its animals! Opportunities include:
– Conducting a food/toy/supply drive for our AniMeals program and/or adoptable animals
– Conducting a school or group fundraiser (bake sales, holiday giving drives, etc.)
– Helping with quarterly mailings

It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.

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By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete. I understand that if I am accepted as a volunteer, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in my immediate dismissal. While volunteering with CCHS, I agree to support the philosophies of CCHS, which include the promotion of adoptions from shelters and rescue groups, as opposed to breeders, and the spaying and neutering of companion animals. I authorize CCHS to seek emergency medical treatment on my behalf in case of injury, accident or illness. I agree that if I am injured while acting as an unpaid volunteer, I am not covered by California State Workers Compensation Law.