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Join us in making a difference

There are many ways to support CCHS! We are always looking for humans (sometimes animals too!) to help with a variety of tasks that support our programs and, ultimately, animals in need within our county.

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Help provide a homeless animal the time it needs to find a forever home!  As a foster, you provide a loving environment as well as transportation to medical care and meet n’ greets for perspective adopters.  CCHS provides food, medical care and necessary supplies associated with fostering.  Time commitment can vary as well as age of animal and level of care. Learn more about fostering.

Kitty Corner Support

Volunteers spend 2-hour shifts getting to know our resident cats and kittens while helping with feeding, socializing, cleaning litter boxes and the free-roam space. Shifts at Kitty Corner are available 8-10am, 1-3pm and 6-8pm, seven days a week, including holidays.

Sunday School

A special way CCHS supports at-risk dogs and puppies, in partnership with Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS). Shifts are held on Sundays at the CCAS facility in Martinez and typically run 2-3 hours. Learn more about Sunday School!


Help us bag pet food, transport supplies and/or distribute needed supplies to neighbors working hard to keep their animals. We serve the community at multiple sites in Contra Costa County monthly. Shifts can vary from 2-3 hours. Learn more about AniMeals.

Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)

We can use volunteer support for this program in a variety of ways depending on your availability. Needs include administrative program support answering emails and making calls to applicants, providing information and referral services, and/or even volunteering at the SNAP clinics held every month. Time commitment varies depending on support. Learn more about SNAP

Office Support

we love support in the office to answer and direct calls, offer clerical support as needed– such as mailings, filing, and keeping track of inventory, plus opportunities at CCHS events in the communities – and other projects that benefit CCHS programs and animals. Typically these shifts are most effective and beneficial when someone can volunteer more regularly, on average for 2-hour windows of time.

At this time we are unable to accept volunteers who are looking for court-ordered community service hours.

Ready to Volunteer with CCHS?

Ready to Volunteer with CCHS?

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