Help Save a Life - Become a VCAS Volunteer Today!

Volunteers play a very important role of  Ventura County Animal Services. Not only do they share our love of animals, they assist our staff with the care, comfort and promotion of the animals in our shelters.

VCAS volunteer minimum requirements:

  • Must love animals!
  • Must be at least18 years old
  • Must commit to volunteering at least 2 hours per week for a minimum of one year
  • Must complete a volunteer application and then attend orientation and safety trainings

 To fill out a volunteer application, CLICK HERE

We are currently seeking volunteers to help with:

Community Outreach

Graphic Design


Social Media

VCAS volunteers:
  • Promote animal adoptions
  • Assist with animal care in VCAS kennels
  • Groom and socialize animals
  • Foster animals in their own homes
  • Raise funds
  • Educate the public about animal welfare and encourage people to provide forever homes to animals in need!

We have specialized groups for people who love certain types of animals!

  • Call yourself a cat fancier? Join the Callaway Cat Group.

  • Do you love dogs? Become a part of our Dog Squad.

  • Are bunnies your thing? Join the Bunny Brigade.

  • Of course, if you love all things furry or fuzzy, we will utilize your help where it is needed most! 

All VCAS volunteers receive specialized training, mentoring and support!

Looking for a little more commitment or something to spice up your resume? Consider becoming a VCAS intern!

Send your current resume to Yvonne Tello, VCAS Manager of Volunteer and Program Development:

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