Humane Society Of Yuma


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Humane Society of Yuma (HSOY). We cared for an average of 6,602 abandoned animals in 2022, all of which would not be possible without the dedication and passion of our volunteers. We are grateful for the enthusiasm our volunteers bring to the organization and their willingness to share their experiences with us daily.

We have several opportunities available for prospective volunteers to become involved and make a difference with the animals. You can work directly with the animals at our shelter or one of our offsite locations, there are also volunteer opportunities available within various departments assisting staff and management with daily operations.

You can volunteer independently at the shelter if you are 16 years of age or older. Volunteers aged 12 years old to 15 years old must volunteer with a parent/guardian.  ALL volunteers at our Petsmart Everyday Adoption Center MUST be 18 years of age or older.

Current Volunteers Log In Here

If you are interested in volunteering with HSOY, please follow the steps listed below. 

Step 1. Watch Volunteer Orientation Video



Step 2. Fill out the application below

Volunteer Application

Step 3. Pay Your Volunteer Fee (covers the cost of your volunteer shirt)

Pay Fees Here

Step 4. Screenshot or print out a copy of your payment confirmation and bring it with you to your interview.

Step 5. Schedule in-person interview

Schedule Interview

If you have more questions, please check out our FAQ page or contact the volunteer department by emailing

Fostering a Pet

Click here to learn more about Fostering a Pet