You + Berkeley Humane = Lives Saved!

Thank you for your interest in joining the Berkeley Humane family! Whether it's volunteering, interning, or fostering, you'll be dedicating your time in a meaningful way for a life-saving cause. Passionate animal lovers like you make it possible for us to accomplish our mission and give East Bay shelter animals a second chance at a full, happy life. We can't do it without you, so read on to learn more and join our family now!




Whether walking dogs, cuddling cats, taking photos, wrangling the database, or chairing events—dedicated volunteers are integrated into our daily operations so we can save more lives than we otherwise could.



Interested in hands-on experience? Berkeley Humane is the organization for you! We offer various internship opportunities where you'll learn plenty, have tons of fun, and best of all, help save countless animals.



Providing temporary housing and care will allow Berkeley Humane to expand our capacity for animals beyond our walls, which means more lives saved! No experience necessary.

If you are seeking opportunities to fulfill a school or community project, please consider hosting a donation drive. Your collection of donations or essential items will help Berkeley Humane save more lives! You can find a list of items our animals need on our wishlist.


Current Volunteers, sign into Volgistics here.