Become A Woods Volunteer

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Woods Humane Society. We’re pleased that you’re thinking about joining our team. Volunteers play a crucial role at Woods – we could not accomplish our work on behalf of homeless animals without you.


Individual Volunteers

How to Get Started

Fill out our online Volunteer Interest Form.  You will then receive an email inviting you to an upcoming orientation.  At the orientation you will learn about Woods Humane Society and the many roles available for volunteers. You’ll also find out about the training required to work with our animals.

If you’d like to get an idea of some of our volunteer opportunities, check out our available positions.

Volunteers under the age of 16 can help out at Woods Humane Society alongside a trained parent or guardian.

Questions?  Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Robin Coleman at volunteer@woodshumane.org or 805-543-9316 ext. 22


Community Service Hours for Students

Woods Humane Society welcomes participants with school community service hours to join us in helping to provide a premier level of care for the dogs and cats at Woods.

Elementary and Junior High and High School Student

Contact our Humane Education Coordinator, Kiersten Anderson at kanderson@woodshumane.org or 805-543-9316 ext. 13

College Students

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Robin Coleman at volunteer@woodshumane.org or 805-543-9316 ext. 22

Students over 16 looking for ongoing opportunities to volunteer outside of school requirements should follow the link to the Volunteer Interest Form above.
 
We do not offer Court-ordered Community Service Hours
 

Volunteer Groups

Are you looking for an opportunity for your group to volunteer?  Please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Robin Coleman at volunteer@woodshumane.org. 

Please include:

  • Your contact information
  • The name and a little information about your group - be sure to let us know if this is a youth group
  • The number of volunteers in your group
  • The date(s) your are interested in volunteering
  • How many hours you want to volunteer
  • Any limitations on the type of work you can perform
  • How you learned about this opportunity to volunteer

Groups are not required to attend orientation.



Opening Homes and Hearts to Homeless Pets
in San Luis Obispo County since 1955.