Kids Community Service Program


Apply Today…Students, grades 6 through 12, can share their passion for animals by participating in the Kid’s Community Service program during the school year. The month-long programs meet one weekday per week (Middle School meet on Tuesdays or Thursdays, High School on Wednesdays) from 4:00-5:00 pm.  We do not offer any other days for students to volunteer.

Kids Community Service (KCS) is our volunteer program that teaches middle school and high dishesschool students about the shelter, the community and the animals around us. During their volunteer session, students earn community service hours by helping to maintain the shelter facilities and socializing adoptable animals.  Space is limited to nine students per each four-week session and applications are accepted throughout the school year. KCS does not meet during school breaks and middle school students must either be in 6th grade or 12 years old to participate.  KCS is the only volunteer opportunity at Rancho Coastal for children under the age of 18 and is only offered during the school year.

To apply please download and read the Rules and Regulations form. If you agree to these rules, you may download and fill in the Application and Consent form and return them both to RCHS by mail, fax, email or in person. Both the application and consent form must be filled out to be considered.  For more information or questions about the Kids Community Service Program please contact our Education Department at [email protected]

Are you too young to volunteer at the shelter? Here are some suggestions and ideas of ways you can still help our adoptable animals. Ways Kids Can Help.

  pdflogo  KCS Application         pdflogo  KCS Consent Form           pdflogo  Rules and Regulations

KCS is FULL!  We are no longer accepting applications.   We will be accepting new applications in AUGUST.


KCS Schedule for September 2016 – March 2017

Middle School:  Tuesdays 4:00-5:00

Session 1  FULL Session 2  FULL Session 3  FULL Session 4 FULL
Session 5 FULL
Session 6 FULL
27- Sept 8- Nov 6- Dec 3- Jan 31- Jan 28- Feb
4- Oct 15- Nov 13- Dec 10- Jan 7- Feb 7- March
11- Oct 22- Nov 20- Dec 17- Jan 14- Feb 14- March
18- Oct 29- Nov 24- Jan 21- Feb 21- March


Middle School:  Thursdays 4:00-5:00

Session 1  FULL Session 2  FULL Session 3 FULL
Session 4 FULL
Session 5 FULL
Session 6 FULL
29- Sept 10- Nov 8- Dec 5- Jan 2- Feb 2- March
6- Oct 17- Nov 15- Dec 12- Jan 9- Feb 9- March
13- Oct 1 – Dec 22- Dec 19- Jan 16- Feb 16- March
20- Oct 26- Jan 23- Feb 23- March


High School:   Wednesdays 4:00-5:00

Session 1  FULL Session 2  FULL Session 3 FULL
Session 4 FULL
Session 5 FULL
Session 6 FULL
28- Sept 9- Nov 7- Dec 4- Jan 1- Feb 1- March
5- Oct 16- Nov 14- Dec 11- Jan 8- Feb 8- March
12- Oct 23- Nov 21- Dec 18- Jan 15- Feb 15- March
19- Oct 30- Nov 25- Jan 22- Feb 22- March