Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Humane Society of Yuma (HSOY). We care for an average of 8,700 abandoned animals annually, 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 experience 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 must be 12 years of age to volunteer at the shelter and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. You can volunteer independently at the shelter if you are 16 years of age or older. ALL volunteers at our Petsmart Everyday Adoption Center MUST be 18 years of age or older.

Step 1: Fill out application below.

Click here to Apply as a Volunteer 

Step 2: You will receive a link to register for our next Volunteer Orientation.

Have more questions, please check out our FAQ page or contact the volunteer department at (928) 782-1621 ext 109 or by email volunteer@hsoyuma.com.

Fostering a Pet

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Volunteer of the Month


HSOY would like to thank our September Volunteer of the Month, Cristyn Weil! Cristyn has been involved with the Humane Society of Yuma for over a decade. In fact, she helped to create the very first Fur Ball back in 2007 to raise funds for the New Shelter Project! Cristyn has also served as our board president for the last 6 years. She donates much of her time behind the scenes, lending her legal services and helps solicit large donations and planned gifts. 

Please join us in thanking Cristyn! HSOY and the Yuma community is a better place because of her and all the wonderful volunteers we have the pleasure of knowing and working beside.



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