Update for Summer, 2021

  • We are excited to welcome back vet-tech and pre-vet students.
  • The weather is nice – group volunteering is open for outdoor projects.
  • Court Ordered Community Service hours are available.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Heartland Humane Society! During the pandemic, volunteering is limited to the opportunities listed below. 

Shelter Volunteering

We are now able to work with a limited number of pre-vet and vet tech students. Applicants must be able to commit to a regular, weekly shift. Apply online: Exam Volunteer Application

Court Ordered Community Service

We can work with a limited number of Court-Ordered Community Service Volunteers. Applicants must be able to commit to a regular, weekly shift. Applications are accepted online only: Court Ordered Community Service Application

Group Volunteering

We are currently unable to accommodate groups of volunteers inside the shelter. If your club or organization is interested in helping with landscaping and outdoor projects, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator via email: volunteer@heartlandhumane.org.

Youth Volunteering / Parent-Child Volunteering

Unavailable during the pandemic.

Short-Term, Class-Required Hours & Projects

There are certain projects that can be done during the pandemic (mostly off-site). If you need volunteer hours for a school project, application, or other short term reason, please fill out the short term volunteering form to see if we can help.

Volunteering at the Thrift Shop

Want to make a big impact on the homeless animals in your community? Volunteer at the thrift shop and help earn 25% of Heartland’s annual budget! Fill out an application and the Thrift Shop Manager will contact you to schedule an orientation and training.



Please visit our Fostering page for more information and the application.


Questions? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator. Email is preferred.

Hannah Agnew-Svoboda
(541) 757-9000, ext 104*

As we are a small staff that each wears many hats, your patience is appreciated!
*The Volunteer Coordinator is working remotely during the pandemic, so voicemail is accessed on a weekly basis. For time-sensitive messages, please use email or call the front desk at ext. 0 (zero).