Become A Woods Volunteer

Welcome! 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.  Within the next two weeks you'll 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.


Volunteers between the ages of 12 and 16 can help out at Woods Humane Society alongside a trained parent or guardian.  Additional community service opportunities for youth are available through our Humane Education Program.

Community Service Hours for Students and volunteer groups

To learn more about "Done in a Day Projects" for volunteer groups or ways to complete school community service hours, click here.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Catherine Armstrong at or (805) 543-9316 ext. 22


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