When you volunteer at the Humane Society of Sedona, you’re joining a family of volunteers and staff committed to providing love and support for the homeless pets in our care. As a volunteer, you’ll be helping homeless animals receive the loving care and second chances for happiness they deserve.

Whether you socialize cats, walk dogs, assist with administrative duties or help at one of the thrift stores, you can make a huge difference in the lives of the animals at Humane Society of Sedona!

Volunteer Opportunities:
– Administrative
– Cat Adoption Counselor at PetSmart
– Cat Team (cleaning and socializing)
– Dog Team (cleaning and socializing)
– Donation Canister Collection Program
– Events: Community & Adoption
– Foster – cats or dogs
– IT/ Graphic Design
– Kids & Kritters Camp
– Laundry/ Dishes
– Maintenance at the shelter
– Fundraising
– Photography
– Projects
– Social Media
– Thrift Store – VOC or West Sedona

There are more opportunities not listed. Email our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

Interested in Community Service Opportunities?

  • Work supported volunteering?
  • School, religious or community organization… supported volunteering?
  • Court ordered volunteer service?

Volunteer Program Requirements:
• AGE: Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer independently. Youth volunteers ages 13yrs – 15yrs can volunteer with a parent or guardian.
• TIME COMMITMENT: Volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum of six months. We are flexible with our seasonal residents’ commitment.
Animal teams require a commitment of 2-3 hours per week during that six months. Other opportunities require a once a month commitment.
• Volunteers must be able to follow written and oral instructions in English for safety reasons.
• Volunteers will need to attend a New Volunteer Orientation online class where we provide an overview of our services, philosophies, and an introduction to our volunteer program. We ask that volunteers cover the cost of their own uniform shirts and name badges. Once you submit your online application, an email will be sent to you with the next steps for your onboarding.

Volunteer Application Process:
1. VOLUNTEER APPLICATION – complete online (see application below) or in person.
2. NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION – Attend one online orientation class.
3. INTERVIEW- Communicate with the Volunteer Coordinator via email or by phone to go over your strengths and expectations for volunteering.
4. TRAINING – attend the online training classes and/or hands-on training for your volunteer role.

Who to contact about the Volunteer Program:
If you have any questions or need further information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteercoordinator@humanesocietyofsedona.org or call (928) 282-4679.

Supporter Spotlight

Terry Orlick and Joe Pokorski are dog lovers…

Married 40 years, dogs have been part of their household since the beginning. When Lola, their rescued Affenpinscher, died in September, they knew they needed a new buddy to fill the void. The new love of their life is an adorable five-month-old Havanese named Kiki.
Originally from Wisconsin, they were active in the Humane Society there, participating in the Visiting Companion program. With their dog Sam they visited a nursing home in Milwaukee. The visits brightened the day for many of the residents many of whom were suffering from dementia. “One resident never spoke. But when Sam showed up, she perked up and engaged in a little chat” Joe said. Now Terry and Joe spend time between Scottsdale and Sedona. When in Sedona until the pandemic started, Joe got his regular quota of extra dog love by walking dogs for Humane Society of Sedona.
With a soft spot in their hearts for animals, it is no surprise that Terry and Joe volunteer their time and charitable gifts to animal organizations. “Animals are such an important part of our lives, it’s our pleasure and responsibility to do as much as we can for them” added Terry.
Volunteer Pokorski's dog KiKi

Kiki going for a ride with Joe

Our Volunteers say…

Volunteering has been such a rewarding and beautiful experience.

Volunteering soothes my soul!!