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Kern County Animal Services

3951 Fruitvale Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93308

(661) 868-7100

Animal Services Volunteer Form

Are you at least 18 years old?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Kern County Animal Services.

By continuing with the form, you understand and agree with the following statements:

  • It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religioin, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.
  • I understand that if my application is accepted as a volunteer, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in revocation of my volunteer status.

Sorry, we do not currently accept people under the age of 18 to be volunteers. However, you may find other interesting and educational volunteer opportunities available at the following volunteer matching websites.

Personal & Contact Information

Personal Information

Full Name

Do you speak other languages?

Emergency Contact Information

Please indicate the person to notify in case of an emergency.

Emergency Contact Full Name

Schedule Availability

Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer. This is a general guideline. We understand schedules can be dynamic and ever changing.







Past Experience & Additional Information

Preferences & Past Experience

Animal Preference

Have you been bitten or attacked by a dog or cat?

Did the bite require medical attention?

Are you comfortable approaching a dog or cat you do not know?

Do you have prior experience working with rescued animals?

Activity Review

As a volunteer, would you be able to perform the following activities?

Carrying cages or other heavy supplies

Handling or moving animals, including returning them to their cages or kennels

Working around unpredictable and dangerous animals

Training Acknowledgement

Please acknowledge that you understand and accept the following:

Training opportunities will be provided only after you complete your probationary status, but may not occur immediately after you complete probation.

The training provided will be based on your desired position and the availability of a trainer.

Some training may be online.

Euthanasia Acknowledgement

I understand that with the large amount of abandoned animals it is sometimes necessary for Animal Services staff (but NEVER a volunteer) to euthanize an animal that is sick, injured, or deemed unadoptable.


By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and accurate. 

You do not need to sign and you do not need to submit the form, as Kern County Animal Services does not accept applications from people under the age of 18.

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