Central California Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Adult Volunteer Program 18+ years old
Whether you like walking dogs, cleaning kennels, socializing with cats, assisting in the office, helping customers, or hoping to become an ambassador for our education/adoption/fundraising events, the CCSPCA can utilize your skills to help animals.
Youth Work Experience Program 15-17 years old
This program is designed to increase the student’s work experience through customer service and office assistance. Students interested in animal careers are encouraged to apply to expand their animal knowledge and career objectives.
Junior Animal Education Programs 8-14 years old
The Junior Program is part of the CCSPCA’s Humane Education Department in order to help create a more humane community through engaging and creative workshops designed to teach compassion for animals. The workshops include topics on different animal species, responsible pet ownership, pet care, dog safety and much more.
Group Volunteer Service
The "Volunteer for a Day at the SPCA" program is designed for youth groups, clubs, schools and other teams wanting to lend a hand at the shelter. If your group is interested in volunteering together, schedule a service date. In this case you do not need to complete the online orientation process unless you want to sign up as an individual volunteer as well. Your group will receive an orientation and tour on the day of service.
Please note: Court-order volunteers are not accepted. The 17 and under volunteers do not handle the animals. The volunteer program does not extend to work with the horses or other barn animals. All 14+ years old prospective volunteers must attend the orientation. We also ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of twice a month for at least 6 months or more on scheduled days, can follow instructions, help customers, and practice safety procedures.
To register for volunteer service complete the steps below:
☐ Step 1 Volunteer Orientation
☐ Step 2 Training
☐ Step 3 Start volunteer service
Volunteer Department Contact
If you have further questions please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (559) 233-7722 ext. 124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Our mission is to provide protection, placement, and education to ensure responsible animal care .
As the leading animal welfare organization in California’s Central Valley, we are committed to leading and serving our community of animals and people by providing programs and services which serve all the stages of an animal’s life. These programs include Adoptions, Rescue, Foster Care, Owner Surrenders, Outreach, Humane Education, Veterinary Services, Spay/Neuter programs, and Pet Services.
The CCSPCA also assumes responsibility, by contract, to perform the Animal Control and Leash Law services for the City of Fresno dating back to September 1951.
The modern facilities and our caring staff offer safe refuge, nourishment, medical care, and love to every animal in our Animal Center. Free ambulance service and shelter is provided for lost or stray animals in the City of Fresno, or those owned but temporarily without homes because their owners can no longer keep them.
Although the CCSPCA is contracted to conduct Animal Control Services and Rabies Control Enforcement within Fresno City, we are not federally, state, or locally funded and do not receive aid from any national organization (including the ASPCA). The CCSPCA owns its own land, buildings, and equipment purchased with privately donated funds. Our funds come from our loyal supporters, allowing us to provide many vital services to our community.
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
103 South Hughes AvenueFresno, CA93706
November 16, 2020
Teaching / Instruction
Animal Care / Handling
Must be at least 8
Orientation or Training
36 hours completed within a 6 month period
The background check is through Megan's Law and PetPoint.