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Napa County Animal Shelter Volunteer Program

Thank you for considering being a volunteer and offering your time to assist in the care and socialization of animals for adoption. We realize that your time is valuable and we appreciate any assistance you can provide on a regular or periodic basis. Due to a lack of resources, without the assistance of volunteers many of the animals would not have the opportunity for exercise or socializing.

To be a volunteer at the Shelter without the presence of a parent, you must be at least 15 years old. If you wish to volunteer and you are between 14 and 10 years a parent must accompany you. In this case, both the parent and child must fill out a volunteer application and both must attend the volunteer orientation held monthly. Additionally, any volunteer under the age of 18 must have parental consent and signature.

The Volunteer Manual provides an overview of how the operation is run and what services volunteers can provide.

If you wish to be a volunteer you must read the Volunteer Manual. After reading the manual, please complete the Volunteer Application. You must send in or drop off your application and we will make arrangements for you to be trained with one of our lead volunteers.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the animal shelter or come visit with one of the lead volunteers.



“Join our group of wonderful volunteers today!  Take a look at this video and see what volunteering at Napa County Animal Shelter is all about!”





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