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Volunteering with Animal Services
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Fremont Police Animal Services maintains an active volunteer program.  At any given time, more than 35 community volunteers help socialize and care for animals in the shelter, in addition to helping staff with various 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. If you are interested in volunteering, please read the following Animal Shelter Volunteer Information. To apply, drop by the shelter during business hours (Tues-Fri 12 pm - 5 pm or Sat. 11 am - 4 pm) to speak with the Animal Services Volunteer Coordinator and pick up an application

Volunteer Requirements

  • Be at least sixteen years of age.
  • 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).
  • Be able to volunteer on weekdays and/or Saturdays between the hours of 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
  • Be able to pass a background, including a records check and fingerprinting.

It generally takes 2-4 weeks to complete the steps to become an Animal Services Volunteer.

QUEST Projects 

Volunteering in the Shelter does not normally accommodate the requirements for students needing to fulfill their QUEST project objectives.  If you are looking to accomplish your QUEST program by assisting with a project at the Tri-City Animal Shelter, we suggest you send your program proposal to Animal Services Manager Sandra Stadler.  We generally can only accommodate 1-2 students each year.