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You can’t make a one-year commitment, but want to help for two or more days to complete a service requirement for college credit or a traffic violation. . . then Volunteer Express is for you. You must be at least 18 years-old for volunteer express and be able to complete a minimum of two or more 4 hour shifts over consecutive days.

Animal Care - Our Animal Care Department needs help washing dog bowls and folding laundry. More

Cleaning Crew – Help keep our Lantos Center for Compassion in tip top shape by cleaning the glass enclosures and surfaces on Friday, Saturday or Sunday afternoons from 4 to 6pm. 

Pick of the Litter – Our thrift store needs help with sorting and stocking donations.  More

Interested? No need to fill out a volunteer application, just contact Brian Probst at to get started!



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Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion
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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