Ohlone Humane Society
Advocating for all animals since 1983


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Ohlone Humane Society does not receive any local or state funding. We rely solely on the generous support of our community through donations and volunteering.

Thank you for caring for the animals!


Wildlife Rehabilitation

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Help Injured and Orphaned Urban Wildlife in Need...Volunteer!

The Ohlone Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, located in the Newark/Fremont Bay Area, is an extraordinary place for people who love wild animals of all kinds and for individuals seeking a career in animal care.

Our wildlife center hospital is supported by volunteers, memberships, and community donations. Our work is seasonal so all volunteering is between the months of April to September. Orientation classes for new volunteers begin in March.

Volunteers need to commit to one weekly 3 hour shift from the month they begin volunteer service through August. This volunteer position is a 3-6 month commitment depending on what month you begin your service. The volunteer shifts are broken up into 3 time slots. The shifts are 9:00am-12:00pm, 12:00pm-3:00pm, and 3:00pm-6:00pm every day of the week, including weekends.

We know that people do take vacations and have other personal commitments. We are flexible on shift scheduling. Just let us know in advance. Our animals depend on committed volunteers for their food, caging, and medical needs so we always ask potential volunteers to evaluate their schedules before they join our team.

  NEW VOLUNTEERS will be trained to:

   - Feed our injured and orphaned wildlife  

   - Clean wildlife habitats

   - Prepare meals for our patients

   - Do laundry, dishes and gardening
Baby Opossum

Requirements to Become a Volunteer:
  - Complete the OHS application process
  - Be at least 16 years of age or older
  - Attend and complete the New Volunteer Orientation class
  - Complete on-site training
  - Commit to a regularly scheduled weekly shift
  - Follow and take directions
  - Have a positive attitude and a love for all wildlife
  - And not be afraid to get dirty!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer so you can make a difference for our urban wildlife in need, please email us and request an application at ohswildlife@yahoo.com

Potential volunteers cannot volunteer unless they complete the application process and attend new volunteer orientation. Orientation classes for new volunteers begin in March and end in June.


    3175 Hickory Street
    Newark, CA  94560

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