Volunteers are absolutely essential to Oakland Animal Services. Not only do OAS volunteers benefit from a fun and rewarding experience, they also significantly improve the lives of the animals at the shelter. Spending time with the animals, increasing adoptions by helping citizens find the right animal to join their family and making new friends along the way, volunteers remain the driving force behind OAS.
After completing our training, volunteers socialize and provide adoption counseling for the dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets and occasional reptiles in our care.
Volunteers also assist us in other areas including grooming, veterinary assistance, marketing, graphic design, offsite adoption events, hiking or running with our shelter dogs, fostering, transporting… in other words, let us know your skill set and we will match you with an opportunity!
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Our volunteers truly make a difference. Watch volunteer groomer Cindy create one of her “Trans-fur-mations”:
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Do you know someone who might be interested in volunteering at OAS? Recruit your friends and family to become volunteers! Not only will you enjoy the good company, you’ll also be making a difference in the lives of so many animals.
If you don’t have time to volunteer, you can still help Oakland’s animals by making a donation to the Friends of Oakland Animal Services or make an in-kind donation from our Amazon Wishlist. Thank you!