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:

We provide quarterly "Lend Your Paws" days where we welcome anyone to help complete projects onsite. Check out our events tab to see the next scheduled event.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form on the left of this page. You will receive contact back within 72 hours regarding current available positions. Note: shelter volunteers 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. We do not allow youth under the age of 12 to volunteer regularly but strongly encourage their help on "Lend Your Paw" days. 

Shelter volunteers must volunteer at least twice a month onsite. We prefer you be able to volunteer at least once a week. We understand folks get ill, events happen and people get to do awesome vacations. We accommodate all these things but ask that attendance be as regular as possible. 

You must be able to commit for at least six months. It's a lot of work to train a new volunteer and to maintain our volunteer schedule. We need 75 active volunteers to operate the shelter. Before you commit, we ask you to look at your next 6 months and ensure you can adhere to a schedule. 

Due to safety measures, we cannot accommodate group volunteer activities. We do accompany tours for groups and we encourage groups to host a drive for the shelter or sign up for "Lend Your Paws" events. To learn more, simply call the shelter at 605-664-4244. 

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

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