We have many ways to get involved that fit the needs of all animal lovers, and we have the flexibility to work with you to find an opportunity that fits. Please read the entire page to see what option would work best for your needs.

Shelter Volunteering

Getting Started

If you are interested in long-term volunteer opportunities at the shelter, you must attend a group orientation to learn more about Heartland Humane Society and available opportunities.

Orientations are held twice a month and space is limited, so please register below. Please note, due to lack of space, orientations are not held at the shelter.


If you are interested in short-term projects or completing school-required hours, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@heartlandhumane.org.


Volunteers with Special Needs

If you require volunteer opportunities tailored to suit your ability please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to arrange accommodation at volunteer@heartlandhumane.org.


Group Opportunities

From scout troops and youth groups to fraternities, sororities, and adult service organizations, we love to provide service opportunities for groups of all kinds!

For youth opportunities please inquire at education@heartlandhumane.org or call (541)757-9000 x108

For opportunities for college and beyond please inquire with Heartland at volunteer@heartlandhumane.org or call (541) 757-9000 x104


Youth Volunteers

Youth volunteering is open to all ages.  Like adult volunteers, youth volunteers age 8 and up must attend a group orientation (see above).

Youth age 15 and under are required to be supervised by an adult, so we encourage parents/guardians to be involved with their child(ren)’s volunteering service. Youth 16 years of age and older are not required to be supervised while volunteering.

Kindness Kids’ Club is an opportunity for youth to volunteer with their peers after school, shelter supervision provided. Visit our Kindness Kids’ Club page for more information.


Thrift Shop, Foster Care, and Court-Ordered Community Service

Fill out a volunteer application

*Thrift Shop Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to schedule your orientation and training in the order in which they are received.