Volunteer at the Animal Shelter

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Do You Love Animals?

Fremont Police, Animal Services maintains an active volunteer program. If you are interested, please read the Volunteer Requirements below. More detailed volunteer information is also available.

To apply, fill out and e-mail a Volunteer Application to animalservices@fremont.gov 

We are not currently accepting volunteer applications; the City of Fremont is not permitting volunteers due to COVID restrictions.

What do Volunteers Do?

  • Help socialize and care for animals in the shelter
  • Help staff with office tasks such as preparing the shelter for opening each day, answering phone calls, photography and assisting with clerical work.

Volunteers are taken on an as-needed basis and recruitment is continuous. 

Volunteer Requirements

  • Be willing to become comfortable around animals and familiar with basic animal behavior.
  • Be comfortable interacting with the public.
  • Must be able to follow rules, policies, and procedures of the Tri-City Animal Shelter.
  • Be able to commit at least two hours a week for a minimum of six months (we have flexibility in the hours).
  • Able to volunteer on weekdays and/or Saturdays between the hours of 9 and 5
  • Be able to pass a background check which includes records check and fingerprinting.