Volunteering at Animal Shelter

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Kern County Animal Services

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KCAS is leading the way to becoming a No-Kill facility. We need help to attain that status, but we can only do it with you. As a new volunteer, you set your schedule based on our needs on the Volunteer Application.
You will spend approximately 10 hours initially as a probational volunteer, then once complete that you will be issued a volunteer t-shirt and we will begin the process of getting you trained in animal welfare. This training will will in puppies and or cats. Eventually after training we will work with you to walk our large dogs to go out to the play yard for some exercise.

The ideal candidate will be 18 years old or older, can help the shelter at least twice a week, most shifts are two hours each.

Shift times:
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Saturdays - 8am - 11am; 10am - Noon; Noon - 2pm; 3pm - 5pm
Wed 11am - 2pm; 1pm - 3pm; 3pm - 5pm; 5pm - 7pm

For more information, Contact the Coordinator at 661-868-7130

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About Kern County Animal Services


3951 Fruitvale Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93308, US

Mission Statement



The Vision of Kern County Animal Services is that all

County citizens are safe from the threat of dangerous & unhealthy animals and that all animals

receive humane treatment in a caring environment.

The Mission of Kern County Animal Services is to:

· Protect and care for the citizens and animals of Kern County;

· Promote humane, safe and sane treatment of animals through public education,

awareness and enforcement of animals


· Provide humane care to the animals in our facilities; and

· Encourage the adoption of the community’s homeless animals and endeavor to reunite lost animals with their owners.


We are the County of Kerns animal shelter and we rely on the volunteers to help assist the staff in making the lives better for the animals in our care.


We'll work with your schedule.


3951 Fruitvale AveBakersfield, CA 93308



  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 4 - 6 hours weekly

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