Shelter Notice: COVID-19 precautions are still in place. At-will and ad-hoc volunteering for groups and individuals is suspended. Volunteers with active status as of March, 2020, will receive updates via email. Questions can be sent to See below for details:


Court Ordered Community Service: We can now work with a limited number of Court-Ordered Community Service Volunteers. Applications are accepted online only: Application

Group Volunteering: We are currently unable to accomodate 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:

Want to help out now? We’re in need of volunteers to run our Thrift Shop! Make a huge impact on the animals by earning money to keep our programs running: Apply Now



Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Heartland Humane Society! We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals of all ages. We believe there’s a way for each of us to help the animals; use the hyperlinks below to find the option that suits you best:

Shelter Volunteering: Shelter volunteers perform a wide variety of tasks from animal care to outreach, making a huge impact on day to day operations. For individuals aged 16 and up, or youth with an adult chaperone. Orientations are held quarterly. To learn more, visit our Shelter Volunteering page. Note: This is for on-going volunteering; below you can find opportunities for one-time volunteering, class-required hours, court-ordered community service, and group volunteers.

Youth Volunteering: For youth programs and volunteering without a chaperone, please visit our Humane Education Page.

Group Volunteering: Looking for a service project for your club or office? Click here to learn more: Group Volunteering.

Exam Volunteering: Heartland has partnered with LBCC and OSU to provide clinic hours for pre-vet and vet tech students. Hours available on a first come, first serve basis. To get started, please fill out the Exam Room Application.

Short-Term, Class-Required Hours & Projects: If you need volunteer hours for a school project, application, or other short term reason, please fill out the short term volunteering form.

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.

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

Court-Ordered Community Service: If you need hours for court-ordered community service, please fill out the application.

Questions? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator. Email is preferred.

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