Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Palm Springs Animal Shelter! 

Dedicated and caring volunteers are the key to any well-run, successful animal rescue organization, public or private. Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter is working hard to build a top-notch, highly skilled and highly motivated volunteer team. We need volunteers to help both in and out of the shelter. If you want to help, chances are we have a volunteer opportunity that is perfect for you!

The Palm Springs Animal Shelter cares for hundreds of homeless animals daily, and provides services to pet guardians in Palm Springs and other Coachella Valley cities. Volunteers help serve our animals and guests to ensure their experience at the shelter is phenomenal. We are grateful for the enthusiasm, dedication, and love they share with us every day.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:
1. Adoption and Customer Service
2. Community Outreach and Education
3. Animal care and socialization for Cats, Dogs and Small Animals
4. Veterinary Medical Services
5. Social Media, Photography, Videography
6. Mobile Adoptions and Events
7. Volunteer Office Assistant
8. Assisting with our community cat program
9. Fostering and more!

Requirements to Volunteer with Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter.
1 . Fill out an application. Click below or come into the shelter to fill one out, and return to our Volunteer Manager. Click Here for Volunteer Application

2. Volunteers ages 12 to 17 can apply but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who is also an approved volunteer, at all times while volunteering.

3. Monthly or weekly hour minimums vary by program, but please plan to spend at least six hours a month volunteering.

How to Become a Volunteer: Complete our online application, schedule an interview and attend a Volunteer Orientation. Once we receive your application, you will receive an email with additional information and the option to schedule your interview. During your interview, we will review your paperwork and place you in a specific volunteer program, if there is an appropriate assignment that matches your skills, interests, and availability. If approved for the program, we will provide upcoming orientation options and schedule any additional training needed to get you started.

Please call, email or apply to learn more about upcoming orientation dates and to schedule an interview. 

Contact our Volunteer Engagement Specialist, Rhoda Coscetti


or call the shelter at 760.416.5718 x119.

Thank you!

Current volunteers sign in here to record your hours, self-schedule or update your profile

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday: Closed to the Public

Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day

Closed 2019 Christmas Eve &    New Year's Eve


4575 E Mesquite Ave,

Palm Springs, CA 92264

Phone. (760) 416-5718


Adoption.  adoption@psanimalshelter.org

Donate. donate@psanimalshelter.org

Foster.  foster@psanimalshelter.org

Intake.  intake@psanimalshelter.org

Licensing.  licensing@psanimalshelter.org

TNR.  tnr@psanimalshelter.org

Other.  info@psanimalshelter.org

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