The involvement of community members, volunteers, donors and countless supporters is vital to the success and growth of Heartland Humane Society. Whether it’s knitting blankets for shelter cats, assisting with events, volunteering at the shelter, or fostering a pet, Heartland Humane Society welcomes and encourages you to get involved and make a difference in the life of a deserving animal.

Here at Heartland Humane Society, our volunteers are vital to our success. Our volunteers make it possible for us to help all the animals located at the shelter and in foster care each day. We are excited to have you join us! Here is how you get started:

  1. Volunteers should fill out a Volunteer Application. Stop into the shelter to pick one up or download HERE. If you are interested in fostering, please click on Fostering in the side bar. Note: you must be age 16 and older to be an active member. All members under 16 years of age will be required to have a parent or guardian present.
  2. After completing your application, it will be reviewed by shelter staff, and you will be matched with an available position. You will then be asked to attend a volunteer orientation, tour and training with a staff member.
  3. At the end of the training, tour and orientation you will be able to discuss opportunities that most interest you and sit down with the coordinator to establish a schedule.

What can you do as a volunteer to help animals? Check out some of the opportunities at the left!