2023 Orientation Dates

– January 21st
– February 18th
– March 18th
– April 15th
– June 17th
– July 15th
– August 19th
– September 16th
– October 21st
– November 18th

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.

Volunteer Requirements

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must commit to volunteer 8 hours per month and attend 5 of our 10 volunteer meetings per year.
  • You must commit to volunteering for a minimum of one year.

2023 Orientation

    • Orientation occurs every month except May and December, on the third Saturday of the month.
    • Please allow 60-90 minutes for the orientation.  Orientation starts at 9 a.m.
    • 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 15 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.  Please note:  To attend Orientation, you must be fully COVID vaccinated.
  • Our June orientation is now full and registration is closed.  Please check back here on June 15th to sign up for July!



Volunteer Application Process

  • Sign up and attend an orientation.
  • Following orientation, complete the application which will be available on this page for one week.
  • Upon receipt of your application, you will be given a list of Volunteers available for you to observe.  You must complete at least 1 observation session at the Shelter.
  • You will then be moved on and be interviewed by a VBAS member.
  • You will then go through LiveScan and a background check as required by the City of Burbank.
  • Please note: completion of any or all of the above steps does not automatically constitute acceptance as a VBAS volunteer. Upon approval from both the VBAS and the City of Burbank, your badge will be available and you will be contacted to schedule your first training session.

About the Volunteers of Burbank Animal Shelter

The VBAS, a 501(c)(3) animal service agency, is devoted to providing medical, social, behavioral and financial care for animals at risk and is determined to eliminate animal homelessness in the Burbank community.