Community Service

If you are interested in completing your court ordered community service hours with The County of San Diego Department of Animal Services, please complete the application (link below)

Please email the completed application to:

Or mail to:
County of San Diego
Department of Animal Services
5480 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Attention: Volunteer Coordinator


Minimum Requirements:

  • No physical limitations
  • 18 years of age
  • 30 hour minimum

Keep in mind that our community service volunteers do not handle animals, but instead provide support for the Department of Animal Services staff by doing laundry, dishwashing, and general cleaning. Attire will consist of a t-shirt, long pants and close-toed, rubber soled shoes.

Don’t forget to include the date required for the completion of hours, availability information, and the shelter where you would prefer to serve.

For other options within the County to fulfill court-ordered community service please visit the Court Ordered Service Page


Community Service Volunteer Application »