Our dogs and cats come in many colors, shapes and sizes - and so do our volunteers! At the Humane Society of the Desert, there are over 50 cats and more than 160 dogs - all waiting to be walked, played with, fed and groomed. That means we need your help! If you're interested in volunteering at the Humane Society of the Desert, please call Kandida Moore at 760-329-0203.

You must be 18 years or older to be a volunteer at the Humane Society of the Desert.

Dog Walkers

Early each morning, our dogs are walked on our desert trail. Volunteers assist in walking dogs and rotating dogs to our play areas. During the summer when the temperature soars, our dogs need to be walked early. Throughout the day, dogs are moved from their kennel to one of our four playpens to allow them exercise time. If you're interested in volunteering as a dog walker, you need to be in good physical health, have some experience working with dogs, and be able to arrive at the Humane Society of the Desert at 8:00 a.m. in the summer, and 9:00 a.m. in the winter.


At the Humane Society of the Desert, our animals are lovingly cared for. Bathing and grooming is done daily. Volunteers work in concert with our staff to bath the dogs and brush both dogs and cats. In conjunction with area dog salons, the Humane Society of the Desert dogs visit a professional groomer monthly. Volunteers assist in loading dogs for their trip to the doggie salon. If you're interested in volunteering, you need to be available on Wednesday mornings.


Animals crave companionship. If you're interested in just spending time with our dogs, this is the perfect volunteer opportunity. Playing fetch, scratching a tummy or just spending time with the dogs is an important component in their lives. Our cats enjoy companionship as well.

General Assistance

The Humane Society of the Desert is an extremely high volume animal facility. Cleaning, raking, helping with various projects, and a myriad of other activities keep our volunteers moving! Filing paperwork, answering phones, or greeting potential new parents is a constant job. We always look for volunteers to assist us with special events such as Le Chien, education programs and our Annual Spring Luncheon.  Join us and let us know your interests and skills.. Your time and  talent truly makes a difference in the lives of our beautiful animals. Interested in fundraising events? Call Tracey Essex @ 760-329-0203