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 eight 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 be in 6th grade 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. Pictures taken with your phone of the application won’t be accepted. 

  • Both the application and consent form must be filled out and submitted to be considered for the program.  
  • Applications are considered incomplete and will not be accepted if they are not submitted with a completed consent form. 
  • Confirmation will be made by email. Please allow at minimum, one week processing time for your application to be confirmed.  Be sure to check spam/junk folders

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.

For more information or questions about the Kids Community Service (KCS) Program please contact our Education Department at [email protected]

KCS IS FULL! We are no longer accepting applications at this time!

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KCS Schedule for 2018-2019

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
25- Sept 6- Nov 4- Dec 8- Jan 5- Feb 5- March
2- Oct 13- Nov 11- Dec 15- Jan 12- Feb 12- March
9- Oct 20- Nov 18- Dec 22- Jan 19- Feb 19- March
16- Oct 27- Nov 29- Jan 26- Feb 26- 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
27- Sept 8- Nov 6- Dec 10- Jan 7- Feb 7- March
4- Oct 15- Nov 13- Dec 17- Jan 14- Feb 14- March
11- Oct 22- Nov 20- Dec 24- Jan 21- Feb 21- March
18- Oct 29- Nov 31- Jan 28- Feb 28- 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
26- Sept 7- Nov 5- Dec 9- Jan 6- Feb 6- March
3- Oct 14- Nov 12- Dec 16- Jan 13- Feb 13- March
10- Oct 21- Nov 19- Dec 23- Jan 20- Feb 20- March
17- Oct 28- Nov 30- Jan 27- Feb 27- March