When you volunteer with us you’ll be making a positive difference in the lives of homeless pets, you’ll meet others who love animals, and you’ll have fun! The feeling of joy, purpose, and fulfillment that comes from helping these animals is like no other.

How do I become a volunteer?

The first step is completing a Volunteer Application. After your application is received, you will meet with our Volunteer Coordinator to discuss the opportunities you are interested in, giving you both the opportunity to determine if volunteering at the Sanctuary is right for you and for FAS, and to find the best area for you.

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

Children 16 years of age and under are welcome to volunteer, but must be accompanied by an approved parent or guardian. The parent or guardian will be required to complete a volunteer application. 

Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Application (pdf)


Dog Bite Policy

Dog Bite Policy (pdf)


Foster Program Volunteers

Foster Program Application (pdf)

Med Team Volunteers Azaria, Farah, and Shelby

I’m not able to volunteer at the Sanctuary, but I really want to help. Is there something I can do?

There are a number of ways you can help the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary. You can have a donation drive at your school or in your neighborhood to collect various new or used items from our Wish List. Do you use social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or YouTube? We do, so you can Like, Follow, Re-tweet, and Share! You can make donation jars to give to your friends and family to fill with their loose change and donate to us when it’s full. Be creative and have fun! 

Can I get community service hours for school?

We are happy to verify hours for school programs and do hope you’ll continue on as a volunteer. 

Do you accept volunteers who are satisfying a court ordered requirement?

We do accept most court ordered volunteers. Please call for information. 

Animal Care Volunteer Opportunities

Can you work directly with the animals? You can feed/clean the dog and/or cat enclosures; take the dogs out for a nice walk in town; groom our furry friends (a wonderful way to give them extra special attention); transport, set up, and show our pets at off-site adoption events; assist with on-site adoptions; become a foster parent; transport pets to the vet; work in the isolation unit. If working directly with the animals is too difficult physically or emotionally, we have several other opportunities that do not require direct contact with the animals. 

Community Outreach Volunteer Opportunities

We need sign twirlers! Sign twirlers have proven to be a fantastic way to reach out to the community to remind them or let them know that we are here. Developing new marketing strategies and promotional events will increase awareness of our location, who we are, and what we do which will help us get more pets adopted.  

Administrative Volunteer Opportunities

Our office is busy! There is a lot of administrative work to be done daily from creating files to data entry; from PR press releases to graphic design and website assistance.