Volunteer With ACT!!!
ACT is always in need of dedicated motivated volunteers who have a heart for helping the valley's animals!
There are countless ways to get ACTive!!! We are always looking for motivated individuals (16 years and up) or groups who love animals and want to become part of our ACT team!
Cat Cuddlers- There are lots of kitties who need your love and attention while they wait for their forever homes! Our cat rooms need volunteers who are willing to play with the cats, clean out litter boxes, make sure they have fresh food and water, straighten their area (sweep, mop, etc.), and just spend time with them.
Puppy Pals- The Sofia Adoption Center also has many dogs who need volunteers to care for and love them until they find their forever homes. Our dogs always appreciate the playtime, walks, clean area, and fresh water that our volunteers provide for them. We can also use volunteers who would like to work with our animals on basic obedience- teaching a dog some basic commands (sit, down, stay) can help them find their forever home much quicker.
Caring Cleaners-Whether you prefer indoors or outdoors, we have plenty of opportunities for individuals who would like to help the animals through cleaning. There are windows to be washed, floors to be swept and mopped, weeds to be pulled, surfaces to be dusted, areas to tidy, and much more!
Adoption Agents- We are always looking for going individuals who enjoy talking with people, answering questions, and helping adopters find the perfect pet for them. Adoption agents will need to be experienced volunteers who are familiar with the animals and facility. These volunteers will also be giving tours of the facility.
Off-Site Adoption Crew- We are currently doing adoptions on Fridays and Saturdays at PetSmart in Riverpark. We can use volunteers to help us set up, clean up, and assist with the animals during the event. Volunteers will be making sure the animals have a clean environment, giving the animals attention, and talking to people who come in about them.
Fabulous Fundraisers- As a nonprofit, we depend on donations to help us care for the animals. Anyone can be a fabulous fundraiser by doing a fundraising drive at their school, church, work, or any other place available to them. Fundraisers can be for supplies (blankets, crates, food, toys, etc.) or money that will be used for the animals. Fundraising drives can also be done for a specific need: a dog or cat with a medical condition, spaying/neutering a certain number of feral cats in an area (part of our TNR project), etc.
Terrific Transporters- Both local and long distance transports are another great way to get involved with ACT! Sometimes our animals need a ride in town to appointments, a foster's home, or the Sofia Adoption Center. We can use volunteers who are willing to transport them to and from. Volunteers are also needed to take animals at the Sofia Adoption Center to and from adoption events. Do you enjoy road trips? ACT can give you a destination, some adorable fuzzy critters to drop off, and tax-deductible gas! Sometimes the best opportunities for our dogs lie outside of the Central Valley. We need people to transport our animals up to Marin, down to LA, and countless other places. Just let us know the days you are available, and how far you are willing to drive!
Fantastic Fosters - There is no greater reward than knowing you have saved an animal's life, and they will pay you back tenfold with unconditional love! You will be responsible for the animals basic needs: food, water, and shelter. ACT will take care of the medical expenses, and be there to offer support and answer questions. Click here for more information about becoming a foster parent.
Team Boss Walkers- Want to get some exercise and help a shelter dog? Join Team Boss! Team Boss heads out every morning at a designated time (usually around 7 am) for a two mile walk around the area with some of our shelter dogs.
Wallflower Group- Come out and socialize some of our dogs that need it the most! Wallflower group meets on Wednesday nights at 6 pm at our Sofia Adoption Center.
We are always happy to work with Eagle Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, and other organized groups. Just let us know how your group would like to be ACTive in helping the valley's animals!
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, fill out our online volunteer application below: