Thank you for your interest in becoming part of our vibrant volunteer community at the Humane Society of Sonoma County! Once you complete the application, click the Continue button at the bottom. Watch your email for an invitation to our next available volunteer orientation! (Be sure to check your spam folder!)

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**If you are looking for volunteer opportunities for under age 18 and in school, please see:

Contact Information

Please enter your contact info below.

~If you have a Job Coach or Case Worker, please enter their contact info under yours~

Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency, whom should we notify?


*Please note that this is the application for adult volunteers (18+ and out of high school).

**If you are looking for volunteer opportunities for under 18, please see


Please list your current or most recent employer.

We know that our volunteer base is made up of diverse and vibrant community members with a variety of backgrounds. Please use the comment box below to share, if you would like, a little about your work background.

Skills & Experience

In which of these areas do you feel you have moderate to excellent skill? Check all that apply. 

Please use the comment box to list any other skills or experience you may have that aren't on the list, that might help us in our shelter programs.

Animal Experience

Please list any relevant experience keeping, working, or volunteering with animals.


Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.

Evenings are until 5p Sunday, 6p Mon-Thurs, 7p Fri-Sat.

Previous Volunteer Experience

Please let us know of other volunteer experience you have had, if applicable, and what you liked most and least about it.

Volunteer Information Center

We provide an online "Volunteer Information Center" where volunteers may check their schedules, update their information, and receive messages. Please select the password you would like to use to access the online Volunteer Information Center.

We use this to track your service hours.

I Agree

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Humane Society of Sonoma County volunteer, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.

I understand that there is a $25 nonrefundable volunteer materials fee, which will be collected at orientation, and which includes the receipt of a volunteer t-shirt to wear on my shifts.
By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.