Join Our Volunteer Team!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Pets Unlimited. We are a state-of-the-art veterinary center and critical needs shelter located in San Francisco, California. We depend on volunteers like you to provide the best care possible to companion animals while they are in our shelter, waiting for permanent loving homes.
Our volunteer opportunities include cat socializing, dog walking, foster parenting, special events, and more.
We ask for a commitment from our volunteers of 2 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months. Volunteers sign up for a specific shift (such as 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays) and are expected to honor the commitment they make. The staff, and more importantly, the animals depend on it!
We are generally looking for volunteers at least 18 years of age. However, we are also able to take some younger volunteers from 12-17 years old. Volunteers must be at least 16 to walk dogs.
To Become a Volunteer
Please take a few moments to read our job descriptions page and see what might be right for you. Our open jobs page shows the positions that we have available at this time.
Please also read our requirements page. It lists important qualities that we seek in our volunteers.
After reviewing our jobs, please complete our application form. We will review your application for your interests and availability. If you are interested in and are a match for one of our open jobs, we will contact you to come in for an interview.
After the interview, we will let you know if you are accepted into our volunteer training program. You will attend a General Orientation Session and undergo additional specialized training. For instance, if you are interested in dog walking, you will take the Dog Handling Training.
After completing the orientation and training, you will go through a series of supervised shifts. On these shifts, you will receive additional one-on-one training from a Pets Unlimited employee. Once you successfully complete your supervised shifts, you can sign up for your regular two-hour weekly shift.
If you are not interested in one of our open jobs but see another job that you would like to do, please fill out an application. When jobs come open, we will review all of the applications and contact you if you are a match. You can also keep watching our open jobs page and send an e-mail to email@example.com when one comes up that you might like. You must have already submitted an application to be considered.
We are sorry that we cannot take everyone who is interested in volunteering. We just don't have enough animals to go around!
Please be patient with the volunteer application process. Trained, dedicated volunteers are essential to the success of our shelter. The application process reflects our commitment to a safe and rewarding experience for all shelter residents and volunteers.
If you have additional questions not answered above, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 568-3074.