Leading the Revitalization of the Volunteer Program at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus (CVAC).
AIA encourages individuals to become involved in their local communities to promote the welfare of animals. One example of this work is AIA’s partnership with the Coachella Valley Animal Campus (CVAC), an animal shelter in southern California. We believe a strong volunteer program is a vital component of any successful shelter. Unwanted and abandoned animals brought to shelters often benefit greatly from volunteers who help to socialize cats and dogs, give them exercise and kindness and prepare them to be successfully adopted.
Volunteers can work toward the shared goal of finding loving homes for dogs and cats. In August 2013, AIA began working with CVAC to expand and improve its volunteer program. AIA is recruiting new volunteers and promoting the volunteer program on the radio, through social media, with electronic newsletters, on its website, and with extensive distribution of flyers throughout the valley. AIA has also posted videos featuring volunteers at the shelter happily assisting dogs and cats.
Through these efforts, AIA seeks to grow and energize the program and help make CVAC a source of pride for the Coachella Valley. A transformed and revitalized volunteer program will permit each animal to receive individual attention and affection and provide the greatest opportunity for successful adoption. It also will be a springboard to the development of a much needed foster program and a youth volunteer program.
To learn more about CVAC and to sign up to become a volunteer, visit Riverside County Department of Animal Services.
Date of Opening: February 2006
Director: Rob Miller
Number of full time employees: 34
Number of Animal Control Officers: 10
Cities served: Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage, Indio, and all of Western Riverside County