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Over 100 individuals help support the work of the shelter with their time and expertise. There are lots of volunteer opportunities at the Humane Society! The Humane Society provides a vast array of services for animal welfare in this community. As we look at volunteerism and making the best use of our volunteers’ time and talents, we want to ensure that we properly place people in the right kinds of positions.

The process of becoming a volunteer requires a commitment to learn about the organization and to become properly prepared to be an effective volunteer especially as you may be dealing with animals. We do our utmost to prepare our volunteers and to ensure that individuals who volunteer are suited to this type of work.

If you are interested in beginning a journey with the Humane Society, please contact Billie at 574-848-4225 or [email protected] to confirm that you would like to attend our next orientation. You must RSVP for us to reserve a place for you and to ensure we have enough materials for everyone. You’ll learn lots about the Humane Society and lots about the various types of positions available.

Here are some ways you could possibly help.

Operational Volunteers

  • Animal Socialization
  • Dog Handlers
  • Cat Handlers
  • Foster Home
  • Media and TV Support
  • Community Events Marketing
  • Animal Groomers and BathersRed Barn Resale Volunteers
  • Facility Support – Laundry, Dish Washing, Grounds and Facility
  • Upkeep
  • Events Coordinators and Helpers

Volunteer Programs Include

  • Adoptions Event
  • Walking Dogs
  • Socializing and Grooming Cats and Dogs
  • Media/Marketing/Advertising (on-air media appearances, photography, video, social media, web, writers)
  • Red Barn Resale Shop
  • Helping with Laundry and Dishes and other day to day necessities around the shelter

Shelter volunteers are required to attend a general orientation. Volunteers who wish to work directly with animals must also complete animal handling classes before working with animals.

Volunteer Interest Form

Please fill out and submit the form below to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

  • Volunteers must be 16 years or older. Youth Volunteers under 16 can participate with special projects when available.
  • Volunteer programs include adoptions events, walking dogs, socializing and grooming cats and dogs, media/marketing/advertising (on air media appearances, photography, video, social media, web, writers) Red Barn Resale Shop and helping with laundry and dishes and other day to day necessities. Shelter volunteers are required to attend a general orientation. Volunteers who wish to work directly with animals must also complete animal handling classes before working with animals. If you are serious about making a commitment to the animal welfare needs of community, we hope you will find your volunteer experience as rewarding as we do.