Volunteer with SAAC

As a 100% volunteer non-profit, SAAC relies on awesome volunteers to manage the ongoing operation of our programs. Most of our volunteer roles can be conducted from your own home at your convenience. Our volunteer roles do not involve hands-on animal care. Please read the different volunteer role descriptions below, decide which one works best for you, and fill out the application! We're excited to save lives together.

Desired: multilingual language skills, especially Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, & Chinese.

Voucher Program Volunteers

Responsibilities:

  • Listen to messages left on SAAC’s spay/neuter hotline from pet owners
  • Return calls and obtain necessary information to fill out online application on clients’ behalf
  • Instruct clients on how to schedule an appointment and use their voucher
  • Refer callers to other resources if necessary
  • Make follow-up phone calls to ensure that vouchers were used

Requirements:

  • Access to telephone and a computer with an Internet connection
  • Ability to devote approximately 5 hours per week for a 1-week period, rotating every 4 to 6 weeks
  • Ability to make phone calls in the evening
  • Good telephone and communication skills
  • A desire to help animals in your community
  • Some knowledge of basic veterinary terms is a plus

Feral Cat Assistance Program Volunteers

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to online applications from feral cat colony caregivers
  • Determine applicant eligibility
  • Issue spay/neuter coupons via e-mail

Requirements:

  • A computer with an Internet connection and Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to devote up to 2 hours per week for a 2-week period, rotating approximately every 3 months, depending on the volume of applications.
  • Good writing and organizational skills
  • Comfortable using computers, Microsoft Excel and the Internet
  • A desire to help animals in the community
  • Some knowledge of feral cats and/or basic veterinary terms is a plus

Ready for a Bigger Commitment? Join the Board or a Committee!

Do you want to develop your leadership skills while improving the quality of life for animals and the people who love them? Join the SAAC Board of Directors. Ideal candidates are self-motivated, proactive, collaborative, tech savvy, and can devote about 10 hours per month at their own convenience. Learn more about joining the SAAC board.

Not sure you're ready to be a fully-fledged Board member? Join a committee! Committee membership is a good opportunity for volunteers who are not able to commit to being a full Board member but would like to help with SAAC operations and campaigns.

Program Committee

Objective: Maintains and seeks opportunities to grow and improve all programs

Tasks:

  • Recruits and retains vet clinics
  • Delivers all program services, specifically Voucher and Feral Cat Assistance Programs
  • Oversees all aspects and implementation of Spay Day
  • Responds to and researches inquiries and concerns from veterinary clinics and clients
  • Runs reports on program impact, redemption rates, etc.

Other Area Volunteer Opportunities

The following organizations offer volunteer opportunities that may involve hands-on animal care:

City of Sacramento Animal Care Services

2127 Front Street

(916) 808-8166

Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary

6001 Folsom Boulevard

916-556-1155

Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation 

4290 Bradshaw Road

(916) 875-5848

Sacramento SPCA 

6201 Florin-Perkins Road

(916) 383-7387

Placer SPCA

150 Corporation Yard Road, Roseville

(916) 782-7722

Yolo County SPCA 

P.O. Box 510
Davis, CA 95617

(530) 304-2041