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1. 4 Directions Farm


Address: 7388 Brandon Road
City: Shingle Springs State: CA Zip: 95682

Contact Person: Quynn Meyers-Keller
Contact's Position: Marketing and Outreach Manager
Phone: 9163379993

Descriptions: 4 Directions Farm is a nonprofit vocational farm certified by the California State Department of Education. Our program is an agricultural and horticultural academy designed for students pursuing a high school education. We blend vocational opportunities with standardized curriculum to provide students an applied academic experience. Through our program, these individuals are able to participate in meaningful work that instills them with a sense of value. This motivating and stimulating alternative is facilitated in an outdoor natural environment to promote education in an applied setting. One of the program's most valuable outcomes for our students is an understanding of product development and marketable job skill sets. They are instilled with valuable vocational skills that they can carry for the rest of their lives, but more importantly, they are instilled with the power of self-worth and self-advocacy.

Description of Volunteer Service: Volunteers would assist students in farm tasks such as sheering alpacas, feeding/watering animals, planting crops, tending fields, and providing project suggestions based on student abilities. Please note that volunteers will be working with students with special needs.

Keywords: animals, youth

2. 4-H Youth Development Program

Address: 70 Cottonwood Street
City: Woodland State: CA Zip: 95695

Contact Person: Delynda Eldridge
Contact's Position: 4-H Program Representative
Phone: 5306668703
Hours: M-F 8-5pm

Descriptions: The UCCE 4-H Youth Development Program provides opportunities for 5-19 year old (male and female) youth to participate in research-based experiential education activities. "4-H" stands for Head, Heart, Hands and Health. Youth become members of clubs that meet monthly, and they work on projects that range from raising and showing livestock to learning sign language and performing skits for deaf children. All projects are designed to support the development of citizenship skills. Adult volunteers provide leadership for the diverse array of projects and events that are part of the 4-H program. The University of California Cooperative Extension Office oversees the implementation of this program. A corps of volunteers manages the program.

Keywords: volunteer groups, education, youth, animals, disabled persons

3. Animal Care and Regulation


Address: 3839 Bradshaw Road
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95827

Contact Person: Celeste Ingrid
Contact's Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 9168755848
Hours: Wed - Fri, Sat, Sun

Descriptions: Promotes harmonious living of animals and people. Rabies control. Animal shelter enforces state and local animal handling regulations with services including sale/issuance of dog and cat licenses; care and treatment of impounded animals; notification of owners of licensed dogs or cats received, impounded, injured or dead; adoption services for unclaimed animals and euthanasia of unwanted, sick, old or severely injured animals.

This organization services the areas of unincorporated Sacramento County and the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Isleton and Galt.

Keywords: animals

4. Animal Services, Sheriff's Department. Yolo County. Animal Shelter


Address: 2640 East Gibson Road
City: Woodland State: CA Zip: 95776

Phone: 5306685287

Descriptions: Shelter houses lost or stray or unwanted animals of all types. Field Services provides enforcement of all animal related laws and ordinances, picks up stray or unwanted animals, transports injured strays for vet care, handles loose livestock, animal rescue and humane education, i.e., classrooms, adult groups and tours of facility. Issures cities in Yolo county for field and shelter services.

Volunteer opportunities available; must be able to handle animals and work around inmates.

Keywords: animals

5. Avian Rescue Corporation


Address: 1212 Saint Elizabeth Ct.
City: Concord State: CA Zip: 94518

Contact Person: Ron Howard
Contact's Position: President
Phone: 9256862350
Hours: 11AM-6PM

Descriptions: Companion birds are one of the preferred pets in the USA. Not all pets receive good care and a loving home. Established in 2001, Avian Rescue Corporation (ARC) has expanded to rescuing and providing a sanctuary for all types of birds. Thousand of birds are abandoned or lost annually; ARC provides care and rehabilitation until ARC can find them a new and caring home. Domesticated birds have little to no chance of survival in the wild.

ARC has helped hundreds of birds by picking them up from animal shelters and individuals that can no longer provide a good home for their birds. At any one time, there are over 200 birds in the ARC system.

Keywords: environment, animals, birds, rescue

6. Born Free USA United with Animal Protection Institute


Phone: 3014481407
Hours: M-F 8:30am-5pm

Descriptions: Born Free believes that every individual animal matters. Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film Born Free, we work locally, nationally, and internationally on the conservation front-lines, in communities, classrooms, courtrooms, and the halls of Congress, to end wild animal cruelty and suffering and protect threatened wildlife. Born Free also operates the country's largest primate sanctuary, which is home to 532 monkeys, many rescued from abuse in roadside zoos and private ownership or retired from research.

Keywords: animals, legal, lobbying, environment, education, outreach

7. Canine Companions for Independence


Address: 2965 Dutton Avenue
City: Santa Rosa State: CA Zip: 95407

Phone: 7075771700

Descriptions: Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

The assistance dogs we breed, raise and train aren't just the ears, hands and legs of their human partners. They're also goodwill ambassadors and often, their best friends. They open up new opportunities and new possibilities, and spread incredible joy. We unite people with dogs in a powerful program that leads to greater independence and confidence.

Keywords: animals, disabled persons

8. CETA Foundation/Phoenix Ranch


Address: 5046 Midway Road
City: Vacaville State: CA Zip: 95688

Contact Person: Dr. Sue Chan
Contact's Position: Director
Phone: 5302190897

Descriptions: To support understanding and service between people and animals through education, animal-assisted therapy and animal rescue. Volunteers provide care for animals in a sanctuary setting, participate in programs when opportunities arise.

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Keywords: Animals, organizations, health

9. City of Sacramento Volunteer Program


Address: 915 I Street, Historic City Hall 1st Floor
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95814

Contact Person: Mary Lynn Perry
Contact's Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 9168088317
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Descriptions: The City of Sacramento is a municipal government and provides fire, police, utility and other services for the city's residents. In addition, the city has a variety of amenities for both residents and visitors including parks, recreation programs, a zoo, and museums. Volunteers provide a broad source of expertise, talent, and manpower for City programs. Volunteers gain new skills, meet new people, make use of talents, develop greater knowledge and understanding of city government, help solve community issues, secure job references, explore career possibilities and gain personal satisfaction of making a difference in their community.

Volunteers assist with special events, animal care, gardening, tours, arts and crafts, child development, and much more. Some departments can utilize volunteers as young as 12, while others require the volunteer to be at least 21. Short-term options include helping with fairs, festivals, sports activities, adopt-a-park clean-ups and other one-day events. On-going opportunities offer the chance to work with animals as well as youth and seniors. Unpaid internships and group options are also available.

Keywords: Animals, Cultural, Disabled Persons, Education, Elderly, Environment, Recreation, Volunteer Groups, Youth

10. Equestrian Center


Address: 1 Equestrian Lane
City: Davis State: CA Zip: 95616

Phone: 5307522372
Hours: M-F 8-5pm

Descriptions: Operates an affordable, extensive year-round program in English and Western riding for all ages, from beginning through advanced levels. Offers successive, week-long summer camps for kids that include riding and swimming. Specialized classes are offered in Eventing, Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, Advanced Western, and team competition. Tours and birthday party trail rides are available. Horse boarding is also available.

Keywords: animals, youth, recreation, horses

11. Fairytale Town


Address: 3901 Land Park Drive
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95822

Contact Person: Sarah Thomas
Contact's Position: Program Manager
Phone: 9168087462

Descriptions: For over 50 years, Fairytale Town is a non-profit organization that has offered children and families a safe place to imagine, play and learn. With 25 playsets based on nursery rhymes and fairytales, a friendly flock of farm animals, two performing arts stages and several gardens, learning has never been more fun!

Keywords: youth

12. Front Street Animal Shelter


Address: 2127 Front Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95818

Contact Person: Janice Wagaman
Contact's Position: Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Phone: 9168088166
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm

Descriptions: As a volunteer at Front Street Animal Shelter you will help save lives! Join a diverse community of volunteers who strive to help animals find homes! Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with dogs, cats, rabbits, and other animals who come into our shelter. Whether you are helping with shelter chores or working one on one with our dogs you are making a difference in the lives of all the animals who are at Front Street Animal Shelter!

Keywords: animals

13. GoEco


Address: 69 Bograshov
City: Tel Aviv State: Israel Zip:

Contact Person: Daniella
Contact's Position: Content Manager
Phone: 6462404545x506
Hours: Sunday to Thursday 8:00AM - 3:00 PM GMT

Descriptions: GoEco is a leading eco-tourism company with over 150 marine conservation, animal conservation, environmental, community aid, medical and teaching volunteer opportunities abroad! GoEco promotes award-winning programs that are carefully chosen by the company's founding sustainable travel experts. Programs are available in 40 countries, and many long-term and research-based programs can qualify for academic credit.

Keywords: abroad, international, wildlife conservation, marine conservation, marine biology, medicine, teach English abroad, environmental

Pre-defined searches: animals, education, environment, health, international, volunteer groups, women, youth

14. Grassroots Campaigns


Address: 2400 22nd St #230
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95818

Contact Person: Caitlyn Hughes or Hitesh Bussie
Contact's Position: Director
Phone: 9164461100

Descriptions: Grassroots Campaigns specializes in running face-to-face outreach campaigns for progressive advocacy groups, humanitarian organizations, and political campaigns. We are currently working on behalf of a range of partners including the Save the Children, The Southern Poverty Law Center, the ACLU, Sierra Club, and Oxfam America to raise awareness, identify new supporters, raise funds, and win concrete victories for change. We also run field campaigns to register and mobilize voters, pass legislation through grassroots advocacy, and build long-term volunteer networks.

Keywords: Animals, Cultural, Disabled Persons, Education, Emergency, Environment, Health, Housing, Hunger, International, Legal, Lobbyists, Mental Health, Mentor/Tutor, Organizations, Outreach, Recreation, Women, Youth

15. Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary


Address: 6001 Folsom Blvd
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95819

Contact's Position: Volunteer Outreach
Phone: 9165561155
Hours: Wed-Sun, 12-6pm

Descriptions: Happy Tails cats are rescued from the city streets, dumpsters, and from abusive homes. Some are found discarded at feral colonies maintained by Happy Tails. Others are saved from local animal control agencies and the Sacramento SPCA. Happy Tails cats also come from the sick and the elderly who are no longer able to care for their companion. These animals only ask for a chance to have a loving home.

Happy Tails has cared for many types of animals cats, dogs, rabbits, turtles, etc. although cats make up the great majority of our adoptions. We are not strictly a cats-only organization, but we find it easier to maintain foster homes for cats and kittens as compared to other animals that require more care and more one-on-one attention. We do rescue dogs as foster homes and space become available.

Keywords: animals

16. Horseplay Therapeutic Riding Center


Address: 5949 Silveyville Rd.
City: Dixon State: CA Zip: 95620

Contact Person: Debra Cleveland
Phone: 7074478733

Descriptions: Horseplay offers a year-round therapeutic recreational horseback-riding program for special needs children and adults. Riding develops strength and balance, and increases self-esteem, benefiting individuals with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, down syndrome, autism, brain injury or head trauma, visual and hearing impairments, mental or learning disorders, and muscular dystrophy.

Volunteering at Horseplay Therapeutic Riding Center can be a very rewarding experience. We offer many opportunities in which to volunteer. Pre-session Preparation, Leading or sidewalking during sessions, Horse Care, Help with Fundraising, and Outreach.

Keywords: Disabled Persons Animals Youth Recreation

17. Project R.I.D.E., Inc.


Address: 8840 Southside Avenue
City: Elk Grove State: CA Zip: 95624

Contact Person: Suzi Lawton
Contact's Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 9166857433
Hours: Mon. 9am-4pm, Tues-Thurs 9-6pm, Fri. 9-3pm.

Descriptions: Services Provided: Therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults from the Elk Grove and Sacramento County special education programs. Helps to improve clients'' physical, mental and emotional functioning through interaction with specially trained horses and R.I.D.E. volunteers. Service to children and adults outside school setting as openings are available.

Keywords: animals

18. RedRover


Address: 1419 21 Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95811

Phone: 9164292457
Hours: M-F, 8:30-4:30pm

Descriptions: RedRover staff and volunteers provide temporary emergency sheltering, resources, financial assistance and emotional support when animals and people are in crisis. We empower educators to help kids develop empathy and awareness of animals' well-being and increase awareness about the importance of the human-animal bond.

Keywords: animals, education, teaching, children, disaster, communication, writing, marketing, social media, journalism

19. Sacramento Horsemen's Association


Address: 3200 Longview Drive
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95821

Contact Person: Teri Burns
Contact's Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 9168028343
Hours: 9AM-5PM

Descriptions: Trail maintenance & Facility maintenance: pruning, painting, arena grading, weed eating, cleaning, etc.

Keywords: animals, environment, organizations, recreation

20. Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)


Address: 6201 Florin Perkins Road
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95828

Contact Person: Rayla Maier
Contact's Position: Volunteer Supervisor
Phone: 9165042807
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm

Descriptions: Established in 1892, the Sacramento SPCA is a non-profit shelter devoted to fostering a loving and compassionate community for animals and people by providing assistance, creating lifelong relationships, and saving lives.

We've worked to reduce pet overpopulation through affordable spay/neuter services, promote the humane treatment of animals through education and outreach, and assist pet owners through a variety of programs and services designed to keep pets and their families together for life.

Join the Sacramento SPCA and volunteer for one of our many different volunteer positions, including animal socialization, spay/neuter and vaccine clinic assistance, customer service, humane education and our summer camp kindness, development work, and many many more!

Keywords: animals, education

21. Sacramento Zoos


Address: 3930 West Land Park Drive
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95822

Contact Person: Phillip Drobnicki
Contact's Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 9168087444
Hours: Tue-Sat, 7:30 a.m-4:30 p.m

Descriptions: Locates in William Land Park; home to more than 600 animals including 40 endangered or threatened species. The 14-acre zoo plays an important role in the conservation of rare and endangered species. Research, captive breeding programs and education of visitors are all part of the zoo's efforts to promote understanding of the global environment, awareness of the plight of endangered animals and the need to promote conservation of the world's natural resources. Their many volunteer programs include: Keeper-Aide Program: For many volunteers interested in biology, zoology, animal science, and other related fields. To qualify for the program, volunteers must complete a zoo volunteer application and submit a resume and cover letter. Keeper-aides work directly with the animal keepers in food preparation, animal care, and enclosure maintenance. Grounds Maintenance: Volunteers on this crew help with basic grounds maintenance, clean-up, and exhibit renovation. Docent Program: Volunteers attend a 40 hour training class, held each January, to become tour guides, present educational slide presentations and live animal encounters. Clerical: Assist Zoo administration with clerical duties. Fund Raising Events/Special Promotions: Volunteers help develop, plan, produce, and staff special events throughout the year.

Keywords: animals, environment

22. SPCA, Yolo County


Address: P.O. Box 510
City: Davis State: CA Zip: 95776

Phone: 5309020417

Descriptions: The Yolo County SPCA (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a private, non-profit, charitable animal welfare organization dedicated to improving the welfare of all animals.The Yolo County SPCA does not maintain a shelter, but instead utilizes a foster home system to house animals awaiting new homes. The Yolo County SPCA also maintains lost and found databases for the county and has a feral cat program.

The Yolo County SPCA is always seeking volunteers to help sit with dogs at adoption events, to assist with special events, to distribute Pets of the Month flyers, to sort goods at our thrift store, and to help in other ways as needed. Innovative volunteer ideas are always welcome!

Students interested in helping with any of the above should contact

Keywords: animals, foster

23. Therapeutic Riding and Off-Track Rehabilitation (TROTR)


Address: 22408 County Road 102
City: Woodland State: CA Zip: 95776

Contact Person: Shannon Personeni
Contact's Position: Owner/Manager
Phone: 5308673866

Descriptions: TROTR is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that specializes in adaptive horseback riding, as well as taking former racehorses and helping them find new, loving forever homes. TROTR is certified by PATH Intl and provides adaptive riding lessons and hippotherapy to people of all ages and abilities. We rescue a variety of animals ranging from horses and donkeys to alpacas and llamas to tortoises and pigs, and everything in between. We also participate in school and community outreach and offer multiple educational enrichment programs for homeschool, public, and private school children. Our volunteers assist in farm tasks, groom and turn out horses, feed animals, and especially help with adaptive riding lessons as leaders and sidewalkers. There are plenty of volunteer and internship opportunities for people of all backgrounds and interests and we would love to have you join us!

Keywords: animals, disabled persons, education, organizations, outreach, recreation, volunteer groups, youth

24. UC Davis Raptor Center


Address: Animal Resource Services, University of California
City: Davis / UC Davis State: CA Zip: 95616

Phone: 5307526091

Descriptions: With the help of volunteers, the California Raptor Center is able to care for and rehabilitate the 300-350 sick, injured, and orphaned raptors we receive each year. Student and community volunteers feed and provide medical care under the direction of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Theirs is an extraordinary labor of love and learning.

We offer unique opportunities to work with local raptor species. We specifically provide invaluable hands-on training in the compassionate clinical care and management of birds of prey, and provide educational programs to the general public and the university community.

Special volunteer work days can be arranged for community groups or businesses who wish to help the Center. Projects vary considerably based on the skills and resources of the participating groups. Contact us at 530.752.6091 for further information about how your group can schedule a day.

Keywords: animals, education, bird

25. uVolunteer


Address: 501 Silverside Road, Suite 105
City: Wilmington State: Delaware Zip: 19809

Contact Person: Nathaniel Amponsah
Contact's Position: Program Manager
Phone: 1302241215x9
Hours: 9am-5pm

Descriptions: uVolunteer specializes in providing volunteer work placements in Costa Rica, Ghana and Thailand. Our service learning projects include Teaching, Care & Community, Construction, Environment and Animal Conservation.

Our program promotes change and provides direction and purpose for our participants. Additional benefits are cultural insight, adventure and a safe environment for independent, female and student travellers.

Keywords: animals, education, environment, international, organizations

26. Wildlife Care Association


Address: 5211 Patrol Road
City: McClellan State: CA Zip: 95652

Contact Person: Yenifer Guzman
Contact's Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Hours: 10am-6pm daily

Descriptions: Wildlife Care Association is a nonprofit organization committer to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of local wildlife. We are in constant need of volunteers who are willing to help keep our facility running smoothly, take care of the animals and/or educate the public about wildlife. For more information on specific volunteer positions, people can visit our website and they can also apply there. (

Keywords: Animals, Education, Outreach, Environment, Wildlife

27. Yolo Basin Foundation


Address: 45211 County Road 32B (East Chiles Road)
City: Davis State: CA Zip: 95618

Contact Person: Chelsea Martinez
Contact's Position: Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 5307573780
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Descriptions: Yolo Basin Foundation is looking for volunteers to support their environmental education programs by assisting with special events, tours, school programs, and general office work. YBF is dedicated to expanding public appreciation and stewardship of wetlands and wildlife in the Yolo Basin through education and innovative partnerships.

If you wish to volunteer with Yolo Basin Foundation, please visit our website for more information and ways to volunteer. You can fill out our online volunteer application or contact Chelsea Martinez with any questions about volunteering with Yolo Basin Foundation. Thanks!

Keywords: outdoors, youth, environment, local, education, wildlife, wetlands, animals, organizations, recreation

28. Yolo County Sheriff's Office


Address: 140 Tony Diaz Dr
City: Woodland State: CA Zip: 95776

Phone: 5304065174

Descriptions: The Animal Services Section is responsible for the operation of the Yolo County Animal Services shelter and animal control services to the cities, unincorporated areas of the county, and the property of the University of California at Davis. The program is supported primarily through contracts for service with the cities, generous donations from citizens and businesses, and dog licensing fees.

Keyword: Animals