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Volunteers

Want to do good in your community and get a regular four-legged friend fix?  Become a volunteer at the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center!  

When you volunteer at the pet adoption center, you're joining an amazing team of volunteers and staff who are committed to providing support in many different ways to orphaned pets in our community.  As a volunteer you will be rewarded for your efforts through recognition events during National Volunteer Week and the best of all, you'll be helping pets in need receivce the second chance they so deserve. 

Volunteer Opportunities

With more than 45 volunteer positions, we have opportunities for everyone who wants to help homeless pets.  Here are just a few:

  • Work with patrons and pets as an Adoption Information Specialist
  • Work with dogs, cats, kittens and puppies in grooming, animal, enrichment and surgery care
  • Provide administrative support in many of our departments including development, volunteer, spay/neuter clinic, behavior and more
  • Care for newborn puppies and kittens by being a foster parent
  • Provide assistance at our thrift store by sorting, pricing and merchandising

We would be happy to sign off on community service hours for students who are 14 years and older required for High School and College but we are unable to verify hours to meet community service requirements mandated by the court.

To be able to volunteer you must: 

  • Be at least 14 years old 
  • Complete a volunteer application online (we will invite you to the next open information session via email)
  • Attend a 2 1/2-hour volunteer information session
  • Attend training classes based on your area of interest 
  • Donate a minimum of 6 hours of per month for 6 months
  • Pay a $20 administrative fee that covers training supplies and a volunteer t-shirt

Apply Now

2017 New Volunteer Informational Sessions Dates:

Saturday, November 4

Still have questions?  Contact our Volunteer Services Manager

Get in Touch

Telephone: (951) 688-4340
Fax: (951) 359-6417
Write Us: Email Form
Find Us: Map & Hours
Staff/Volunteer: Login

6165 Industrial Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504

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