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Human Society for Inland Mendocino County

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The Volunteer Network of Lake, Mendocino & Sonoma County

Please consider giving some of your time to help!

Volunteers being sought to socialize and groom dogs and cats; dog care-brushing, grooming and puppy socialization; Laundry-collect blanket and beds bring to laundry room; help with mobile adoptions; work on shelter upkeep; transporting animals; foster puppies and kittens, or nursing mom cats and dogs. For more information, contact Brenda Harder at 485-0123.

With the Animals

  • Dog Walker - requires one class that is on Sundays at 11am before walking dogs
  • Cat Socialization - help with holding, grooming, petting and playing with the cats.
  • Transporting Animals - Taking dogs and cats to the vet or mobile adoptions.

With the Community

  • Community Relations - making phone calls, manning booths, distributing information, newsletter
  • Mobile Pet Adoptions taking animals out to local businesses and presenting them, and HSIMC to the public.

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About The Volunteer Network of Lake, Mendocino & Sonoma County


413 N. State Street, Ukiah, CA 95482, US

Mission Statement

Investing in people through community action.


Make a Difference in Your Community!

The NCO Volunteer Network serves Lake, Mendocino and Sonoma counties by connecting volunteers with opportunities. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) provides opportunities for people 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service. RSVP volunteers contribute anywhere from a few to over forty hours a week, serving through schools, day care centers, police departments, hospitals and other nonprofit and public organizations to help meet critical community needs. RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers. RSVP matches the personal interests and skills of older Americans with opportunities to help solve community problems and offers supplemental insurance while on duty, and on-the-job training from the agency or organization where volunteers are placed.

The Foster Grandparent Program places volunteers 55 and older in schools, to make a direct difference for children in Elementary School. This program also provides a small stipend for low income seniors, who are willing to serve at lease 15 hours per week in local schools.

The Volunteer Network also coordinates the CERT teams for community emergency response and the VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster)

Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


9700 Uva DriveRedwood Valley, CA 95470



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least once a month volunteering

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