The VBAS is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means we are looking for committed volunteers who are able to provide basic care for the animals and assist with adoptions as well as participate in and run our various programs.
- You must be 18 years of age or older.
- You must commit to volunteer 8 hours per month.
- You must commit to volunteering for a minimum of one year.
- Orientation occurs every other month.
- Please allow 60-90 minutes for the orientation.
- During Orientation we will cover general Shelter duties, event committees, VBAS requirements, training, KFP, take a tour and Q&A.
- Orientation is on a first come first served basis. The first 10 people to sign up will be able to attend Orientation. If you miss this you will have to wait and attend the NEXT Orientation posted date
Our next orientation will be on May 31st. Signups will be opened on Saturday, May 17th, at approximately 7:30 a.m. Please sign up early as the sessions fill extremely quickly!
Volunteer Application Process
- Applications are available on this page for one week after each orientation.
- Upon receipt of your application you will be given a list of Volunteers with their schedules and observe them at the Shelter at least 2 times.
- You will then be move on and be interviewed by a VBAS member.
- You will then go through LiveScan and a minimal background check as required by the City of Burbank.
- Once the VBAS receives your badge from the Burbank Police Department you are approved to volunteer and will be contacted to schedule your first training session.
- Please allow approximately 3-6 months to complete this application process.