Volunteering at WHS

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

Willamette Humane Society will open for new volunteer recruitment late summer 2021. Please check back then for more information.

Volunteer Commitment

Volunteers must complete all volunteer training and paperwork. After training, volunteers must commit to a minimum of six months of service and a weekly volunteer shift. Volunteer shifts range in length between 2-4 hours. All volunteer scheduling takes place through our online scheduling system.

Volunteer Opportunities

When volunteer applications are available, we will list available volunteer roles here. Please check back during our next open recruitment cycle for more information.

How to Volunteer at WHS

Ready to lend a paw and volunteer with Willamette Humane Society? During our next recruitment cycle, there are five steps to getting started:

  1. Review the volunteer opportunities that are available. We’ll list them right here on the website. 
  2. Submit a volunteer application. This page will be updated when recruitment is open.
  3. Attend an online orientation session.
  4. Complete a phone interview.
  5. Begin training and pay your volunteer fee. Fee waivers are available upon request.

Court-Ordered Community Service

At this time, we are not accepting applications for individuals seeking court-ordered community service hours. If you have questions about court-ordered community service, please contact our Animal Welfare Supervisor at 503-585-5900, extension 323.


Contact the Community Engagement Office via email at volunteer@whs4pets.org and we will be happy to help.