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About the Volunteer Programs

SCAS VolunteersThe mission of the Shelter's volunteer program is to help provide the best quality care for the Shelter's animals, and to find suitable homes for as many of our adoptable animals as possible.  Our volunteers also work to help reunite owners with their lost pets and participate in an array of community activities to educate the public about responsible pet ownership and the need for humane treatment of all animals.

Positions

Our volunteer program has a number of different positions available to enable people to help our furry friends in a wide variety of ways. We have positions for those who wish to work "hands on" with the animals in our care, as well as positions for those who would work with the public. We ask for a commitment of 2-4 hours a week (8 hours/month minimum) for 4-6 months depending on the job. Our age guideline for youth is; children, ages 9-15, may volunteer with a parent or guardian partner. We ask all potential volunteers to attend a Volunteer Information Session and complete a volunteer application (pdf).

Please RSVP as space is limited. You can also reach the volunteer coordinator, Greg Mortensen, by phone, (707) 565-7116 or e-mail.

Blanket Maker
Crochets, knits, quilts or sews 22" x 22" bedding for shelter animals, using washable fabric.

Canine Kennel Assistant
Our Kennel Assistant volunteers provide hands-on care to the animals, ensuring that the shelter living environment remains safe, clean and as comfortable as possible. Canine Kennel Assistants aid the shelter staff with daily cleaning chores and keeping the adoptable dogs and puppies socialized. They also provide preliminary adoption counseling for our clients.

Client Service Volunteer
Our client service volunteers work to ensure that abandoned, owner released or stray (found or lost) animals spend as short a time as possible at the Shelter. They do this by greeting and answering our clients' questions, providing information and support to people who have found or lost a pet (i.e. showing them the impounded animals), and by providing preliminary adoption counseling for our clients.

Feline Kennel Assistant
Our Kennel Assistant volunteers provide hands-on care to the animals, ensuring that the shelter living environment remains safe, clean and as comfortable as possible. Feline Kennel Assistants aid the shelter staff with daily cleaning chores and keeping the adoptable cats and kittens socialized. They also provide preliminary adoption counseling for our clients.

Foster Volunteer
Be a superhero! Become an animal foster parent. If helping the neediest pulls at your heartstrings, you might consider becoming an animal foster parent. Fosters provide supportive services for animals to help them get ready for adoption, to keep them safe and comfortable while recovering from illness or injury, and provide a calm and stable environment for animals who need the support of a nurturing home to protect their well-being while they await adoption. Learn about our Love me, Foster me program to find out if fostering is right for you.

Website Volunteer
Assists in the production of website updates by taking pictures of adoptable and/or stray animals.

We believe everyone has something to offer which can help our animals, and we need you.

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