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Volunteer at Yakima Humane Society


Volunteering with the Yakima Humane Society is a great way to improve the lives of shelter pets. Quality time has a positive and long lasting effect on the well-being of the animals in our care. The Yakima Humane Society is deeply grateful for the generosity, commitment and passion of our volunteers. Volunteers make it possible to carry out our mission to end animal suffering and reduce animal overpopulation in our community.  Please email: volunteer@yakimahumane.org to learn more.

Volunteer at Yakima Humane Society

Our Volunteers are the core of our organization. They commit so much of themselves to the lives of the homeless pets in our shelter. They come from all walks of life. They are seniors, teens, professionals, students, dog lovers and cat enthusiasts. Although they are a diverse group of individuals, they have one thing in common - a passion for animal welfare. We hope that you too take the opportunity to do something great for the pets in our community.

How to become a Volunteer


    • Be at least 16 years old with parental consent
    • Submit a Volunteer Candidate Form
    • Attend Mandatory Volunteer Orientation & Training
Volunteer Requirements

The first step to becoming a volunteer is to fill out a Volunteer Candidate Form either online or in person at the adoption center. Once your application has been submitted you will receive a confirmation email. The Volunteer team will then review you application. Once your application has been approved you will receive an email invitation to attend a two-hour Orientation & Training where you will learn about our organization, policies, procedures and receive a short animal behavior training. Upon completion of Orientation and Training you will be paired with a mentor volunteer who will mentor you through your first day of your volunteer service. Upon completion of all training, volunteers are able to set their own schedules and volunteer independently.

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please call 509-457-6854 or email us at volunteer@yakimahumane.org.

Volunteer Application
Yakima Adoption Center

2405 W Birchfield Rd
Yakima, WA 98901
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Ellensburg Adoption Center

1007 S Industrial Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
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Yakima Spay & Neuter Clinic

106 S 6th Ave
Yakima, WA 98902
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