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Palm Springs Animal Shelter

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The Palm Springs Animal Shelter welcomes volunteers with varied expertise and experience. We are looking for volunteers who are committed, caring, and who would like to truly make a difference in the lives of the animals in our care.

The Palm Springs Animal Shelter needs volunteers in the areas listed below:

  • Dog Socializer & Handler - Walk our dogs and socialize them. Interact with the public.
  • Cat Socializer- Socialize, groom and interact with cats. Interact with the public.
  • Customer Service & Data Entry - We have a variety of customer service roles, from greeting, answering phones, processing adoptions and counseling. Data Entry and Office Assistant duties are available in a variety of departments, including assisting with the Volunteer Department.
  • Facilities Assistant- Assist the Animal Care Attendants with cleaning, organizing, washing dishes and laundry and keeping the shelter looking beautiful.
  • Outreach & Events - the Palm Springs Animal Shelter has events of all sizes, from Adoption Events to major Fundraising Events. With a variety of events and an ongoing booth at VillageFest Street Fair, those who enjoy connecting to the community have several options.
To join the volunteer program and find the right assignment for you, please start by submitting an application at or emailing

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About Palm Springs Animal Shelter


4575 E. Mesquite Ave., Palm Springs, CA 92264, US

Mission Statement

Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a community responsible for pet stewardship and humane treatment of animals.


On November 1, 2012 the City of Palm Springs and Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter entered into an agreement allowing Friends to assume operation of the shelter. This partnership paves the way to a new model for caring for animals in need in our community, providing a safe haven for both highly adoptable animals as well as those who require behavioral training or medical treatment before they can be adopted.

The Palm Springs Animal Shelter is a municipal shelter serving the city of Palm Springs, not a private rescue. Therefore, we cannot close our doors when we are full. As an "open admission" shelter that does not euthanize for space or length of stay, we are continuously challenged to place our animals in homes as quick as possible.


We'll work with your schedule.


4575 E. Mesquite Ave.Palm Springs, CA 92264



  • Event Design & Planning
  • Photography
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Sewing




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time Commitment varies by assignment - approximately 12 hours per month.

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