Volunteers play an essential role at HSNB, and we appreciate everything you do for us! Our volunteers help hundreds of animals each year through dog walking, cat socializing and play time; administrative support; foster care; assisting at adoption events and many other opportunities. Volunteers help out anywhere from 1-2 days per week to 2-3 hours per month. Whatever time you have available will make a difference in the lives of our animals.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Dog walking & socializing
  • Cat play time & socializing
  • Outreach events
  • Clerical & office work
  • Animal care, cleaning, and feeding
  • Facilities & grounds maintenance
  • Docent/Greeter
  • Foster care
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing, graphic design, and public relations assistance


  • Volunteers under the age of 16 must have a parent present.
  • Each minor (under the age of 18) needs to have a waiver signed by the parent before starting the volunteer program.
  • All volunteers must sign a waiver of liability, and attend a one-hour orientation before volunteering.
  • To sign up for the volunteer orientation register for a session below.

Register today for one of our upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

No Events

Orientations are held at HSNB, unless otherwise noted. At the orientation, you will receive a tour of the facility, a volunteer packet, you will meet other volunteers and learn about the Humane Society of the North Bay.

Attention dog walkers: Once you’ve completed the volunteer orientation, you must attend the mandatory one-hour “Shelter Basics: Dog Walking” class before handling any of our dogs. Classes are held twice a month; please check our calendar listings for the next class. For more information, email keddy@hsnb.org.