Volunteer Program


Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, volunteer orientations are cancelled until further notice. Please follow the county website for situation updates.

Napa County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center Volunteer Program 

Thank you for considering our volunteer program! We know your time is valuable anNapa County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Logod appreciate your interest in wanting to help our shelter animals. Volunteers play an important role in the socialization and enrichment of our shelter’s animals. Additionally, volunteers are instrumental in our foster and outreach programs. Without the assistance of volunteers, many of our programs would not function.

2020 Volunteer Application and Orientation Calendar (PDF)

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!”