Volunteer at the Animal Shelter

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and be able to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours a month. We ask that volunteers commit to staying with the shelter for at least a year.

Here are just some of the volunteer opportunities available at the Hayward Animal Shelter:

  • Socializing and playing with dogs, cats, rabbits, etc.
  • Dog walking
  • Kennel Assistant - Clean up, feeding animals, do laundry, wash dishes
  • Animal Grooming
  • Pet adoption outreach
  • Community special events
  • Social Media Guru
  • Photographer and Videographer
  • Front Office assistant

Learn more about our volunteer program and opportunities by attending a volunteer orientation at the Hayward Animal Shelter. Check back for a list of upcoming orientation dates.

Once you have selected an orientation date please RSVP to 510.881.7927 with your name, phone number and the date of the orientation that you will be attending.

Service Contacts:
Hayward Animal Services Bureau Volunteer Office: 510.293.7200

Visit the Hayward Animal Shelter at:
16 Barnes Court, Hayward off Soto Rd.
Tuesday - Saturday
1 p.m.–5 p.m.