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Last Updated: 2017-09-21


Volunteers

From cat cuddling to dog walking, we promise a rewarding experience for everyone!

The time that volunteers share and the enrichment they offer helps our pets remain happy, social, healthy and active and reduces stress and depression often caused by cage confinement. Many volunteers say they enjoy similar benefits by giving their hearts (and time) to the animals in our care. Volunteers receive orientation and training specific to their areas of interest.

Volunteers are needed to assist with these activities

  • Dog walking
  • Pet grooming and bathing
  • Cat socialization and play time
  • Adoption events
  • Laundry
  • Adoptions
  • Adoption Counseling
  • Front Desk Assistance

How to become a volunteer

You do not need to sign up-just show up!
RACC holds an open volunteer orientation EVERY Saturday at 11:00 AM at the shelter.
Fill out the RACC Volunteer Application and bring it with you.
DIRECTIONS for Richmond Animal Care & Control, 1600 Chamberlayne Ave., Richmond, VA 23222.

You must be at least 16 years-old to volunteer.

RICHMOND ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL DOES NOT ACCEPT VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE WORK HOURS FOR COURT-ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE.

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If you have questions, please email Volunteer@RACC.com

Contact Information:

Animal Care & Control
City of Richmond
1600 Chamberlayne Ave.
Richmond, VA 23222 USA
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Phone: (804)646-5573
Fax:      (804)646-5586

    Monday - Friday
      (804) 646-5573
    After Hours & Weekends
      (804)646-5100

    CLOSED:   Mon. & Tue.
    Adoptions: (804)646-5575
        Wed.-Fri. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
        Sat.           Noon to 5 p.m.
        Sun.          Noon to 4 p.m.

    Animal Control Officer
    Adopt
    Volunteer
    Foster
    General

RACC Wishlist!
Blankets & towels,
Nylabones,
Cat & Dog beds,
Kongs Meat flavored
  baby food (for kittens),
Canned kitten & cat food
  (any brand),
English slip leads,
Newspapers,
Crates (all sizes).

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