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.

Looking for the Youth Volunteer Team? Click Here!


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.

YOUTH Volunteers

Woods offers interactive, supervised volunteer and community service opportunities for kids ages 6-18 through our Humane Education Program's Youth Volunteer Team (click to read more, and register!).
Alternatively, children between the ages of 12 and 16 can help out at Woods Humane Society alongside a trained parent or guardian. 

Community Service Hours for College Students and volunteer groups

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

Contact our Volunteer Coordinators
Woods Humane Society - San Luis Obispo
Catherine Armstrong at or (805) 543-9316 ext. 22


Woods Humane Society - North County
Tom Lott at or (805) 466-5403

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