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VC Animal Services to Host Volunteer & Foster Parenting Orientations

In an effort to care for the hundreds of dogs, cats and rabbits that are dropped off at Ventura County Animal Services’ (VCAS) Adoption Centers each year, VCAS utilizes the help of volunteers.

As we head into kitten and puppy season, VCAS will host two volunteer orientation classes at the Camarillo Animal Adoption Center, 600 Aviation Dr., on Friday, May 30. A VCAS volunteer orientation will take place at 6 p.m. and an animal foster parenting orientation will follow at 7 p.m.

“VCAS volunteers are a blessing to our organization and to the homeless animals in our care,” said Tara Diller, VCAS Director. “Our volunteers help us provide extra love, care and attention to the animals that need it most.”

VCAS offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to the public including promoting animal adoptions, assisting with animal care at VCAS Adoption Centers, grooming and socializing animals, raising funds and fostering animals in their homes and businesses. In addition, there are specialized volunteer groups for people who prefer cats, dogs and/or rabbits.

Trained VCAS foster parents offer specialized care to animals with medical problems, those needing behavior and socialization training, newborn kittens and puppies, those on loan as 2-week “adoption ambassadors” as well as animals needing emergency room and board when the VCAS adoption centers in Camarillo or Simi Valley are full to capacity.

All VCAS volunteers must attend mandatory training, commit to at least 2 hours of work per week for one year and be 18 years-old.

To find out more or to become a VCAS volunteer, contact VCAS Volunteer Coordinator, Brook Novak at: or go to:

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