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To become a volunteer, simply complete a Volunteer Application and choose your orientation date. Space is limited, so please choose only one date that is convenient for you.

If you would like to attend an orientation date that is already FULL, you can come to that orientation and try for a Drop-In seat, which are almost always available due to no-shows or cancellations. If there's no room, you will have to leave and try for another date.

Thursday May 4 5pm to 7pm FULL
Saturday May 13 9am to 11am FULL
Friday May 19 11am to 1pm FULL
Wednesday June 7 5pm to 7pm FULL
Saturday June 24 9am to 11am FULL
Saturday July 8 9am to 11am
Thursday July 20 5pm to 7pm
Saturday August 5 9am to 11am
Wednesday August 16 4pm to 6pm
Wednesday August 30 5pm to 7pm
Thursday September 7 5pm to 7pm
Saturday September 23 9am to 11am
Saturday October 14 9am to 11am
Wednesday October 18 5pm to 7pm
Thursday November 9 5pm to 7pm
Saturday November 18 9am to 11am

Existing volunteers please contact Volunteer Services at  


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Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion
Adoptions | Education | Wildlife | Administration
1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone 650.340.7022 Fax 650.685.8428

Coyote Point Shelter
Lost/Found | Animal Intake | Spay/Neuter | Animal Control
12 Airport Boulevard, San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone 650.340.7022 Fax 650.348.7891