Get Involved

Join our amazing team of volunteers and make lives better for the animals and people of Marin.

More than 400 animal lovers and advocates give quality love and care to all of the critters here. If you like keeping kennels tidy, helping in dog training classes, greeting the public, fostering, pitching in at events, then we have animals that would love to meet you! Become part of our devoted family and feel good about giving animals the life we all know they deserve.

Get Started!

If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, and have read through the Volunteer FAQ, join us for a volunteer orientation. This session will help you get to know us better and outline our current volunteer opportunities. Pre-registration is required.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientation Dates

The next Volunteer Orientation, scheduled for Saturday, August 13th, is full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email Candace Alexander, Volunteer Engagement Manager, at Thank you for your patience with the time it takes to become a Marin Humane volunteer. 

Please note: You must be 18 years or older to become a volunteer. For most volunteer opportunities we request a commitment of two to four hours per week for a minimum of one year. There is a $30 non-refundable volunteer materials fee.

Questions about volunteer opportunities for adults? Please review our Volunteer FAQs.

Under 18? Student Service Clubs might be for you!

Have a look at our Student Volunteers & Community Service page. And don’t forget to check out our Student Service Clubs for 5th through 12th graders and our internships for high school students. You may also contact the Education department or visit the Humane Education page for more opportunities for kids to get involved.