Volunteering at OHS Salem Campus

Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing their passion and talent to Oregon Humane Society. From working in the kennels, to supporting the clinic, to helping in our downtown Thrift Store, there’s a place for you here.

Volunteer Commitment

Volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years of age and complete all volunteer training and paperwork. Individuals between ages 12 and 15 may volunteer with a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Both the youth and adult will need to fill out applications and participate in all volunteer training.

After Volunteer Orientation, we ask that Volunteers commit to one shift a week. Volunteer Shifts are 2-3 hours long. All volunteer scheduling takes place through our online scheduling system.


Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently accepting new volunteers! Please note there is a $44.50 cost for volunteering: $5 name badge, $17 apron, $22.50 background check. The first step is to fill out the volunteer application below. You will then receive a confirmation email that we received your application. We will then contact you about the next steps in becoming an OHS volunteer at the Salem Campus. It will take 5-7 days to hear from us.

We host orientations on the first Saturday of February, April, June, August, October and December. Once you sign up for an orientation, you will then receive another email from Sterling which will ask you to go to a secure website to complete a background check. Anyone wanting to become a volunteer at OHS must complete a background check before they can attend an orientation.

Court-Ordered Community Service


Please contact our Animal Welfare Supervisor at 503-585-5900, extension 323.

**We can’t accept applications for service stemming from animal abuse, animal neglect, assault of any kind, robbery, burglary, or theft.


Contact the Volunteer Engagement Office via email at salemvolunteer@oregonhumane.org and we will be happy to help.