Volunteer With Us

We can't do it without you.

We are thrilled you want to volunteer with us. Our volunteers are the backbone of our rescue. We can't wait to introduce you to our organization and the team that makes it all happen. Please take a few minutes to read through the website. Learn our foster and adoption processes (no quizzes...we promise), and read the stories of the animals whose lives have been changed through Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS). When you're ready, please fill out our VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

**We are not accepting new volunteers until mid-January 2024

**IMPORTANT: If you are applying for Community Service Hours- email us at volunteer@yaps.org** DO NOT fill out this application

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Join Our Pack!

pick from multiple volunteer opportunities below

Volunteer at an Event

 
Description

Help advocate for YAPS at events! This opportunity includes helping set up or break down at events, talking to the public about all things YAPS, showing off adoptable animals, and helping get the most out of fundraising!

 
Average Time Investment
2 hours

Hang out with the animals at YAPS

 
Description

Help the animals in need at YAPS by socializing with them one on one or in a group! This could include- going for walks with adoptable pets (must have experience), playing with cats in cattery, socializing with puppy or kitten litters that aren't ready for adoption but need socialization skills, and  reading books to adoptables in kennels or in cattery!

 
Average Time Investment
2 hours

Volunteer for Adoption Meetings & Meet-Cutes!

 
Description

Help the Team at YAPS connect the right animals to potential adopters! This opportunity offers unique interactions with the human and animal variety, and is great for those that enjoy customer service!

 
Average Time Investment
2 hours

Help with Daily Care at YAPS!

 
Description

**This opportunity requires a minimum of a weekly 2 hour commitment! And will involve training/education!*

Help Team YAPS with daily cleaning tasks! This would include cleaning our main kennels or cattery, washing dishes and laundry, and sanitizing toys and other items for pets to use! We will provide training and a free YAPS shirt!

 
Average Time Investment
2 hours

WAGS N WALKS

 
Description

Join the Wags n Walks volunteers on the 2nd Saturday of every month (weather permitting) to walk some of our adoptable dogs offsite. The walk is 2 miles on uneven terrain but includes a rest stop allowing dogs and walkers a break and time to take a drink of water and socialize with their walker including being brushed or read to. Public participants must be 16 years old to walk a dog (if under 16 consider volunteering for our Pawsitive Reading Program). 

To reserve a spot email us at info@yaps.org or call the office at 909.790.1440

2024 Wags n Walks Dates: 3/9, 4/13, 4/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14

 
Average Time Investment
2.5 hours

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