Volunteer Program

Napa County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center Volunteer Program Napa County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Logo

Thank you for considering being a volunteer and offering your time to assist in the care and socialization of animals for adoption. We realize that your time is valuable and we appreciate any assistance you can provide on a regular or periodic basis. Due to a lack of resources, without the assistance of volunteers many of the animals would not have the opportunity for exercise or socializing.

Volunteer Age

To be a volunteer at the Shelter without the presence of a parent, you must be at least 15 years old. If you wish to volunteer and you are between 10 and 14 years old, a parent must accompany you. In this case, both the parent and child must fill out a volunteer application and both must attend the volunteer orientation held monthly, the first Saturday of every month, starting at 8:45 AM. Additionally, any volunteer under the age of 18 must have parental consent and signature.

Volunteer Manual & Application

The Volunteer Manual (PDF) provides an overview of how the operation is run and what services volunteers can provide.

If you wish to be a volunteer you must read the Volunteer Manual. After reading the manual, please complete the Volunteer Application (PDF). You must send in or drop off your application and we will make arrangements for you to be trained with one of our lead volunteers.

Additional Information

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the animal shelter or come visit with one of the lead volunteers.

“Join our group of wonderful volunteers today! Take a look at this video and see what volunteering at Napa County Animal Shelter is all about!”