Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in becoming an HSEC volunteer. Volunteers make such a difference in what we are able to accomplish on behalf of our furry friends. We have flexible volunteer opportunities to work directly with the animals in our shelter as well as many ways to help with daily tasks, special events, and much more. Just fill out the volunteer application and we’ll be in touch to get you started!


Animal Socializing

Many of our shelter animals may not have had the best experiences with people and we want to help them learn to trust loving human contact. Volunteers play with our animals, pet and hold the shyest ones, and give them all a chance to exercise-in return, our volunteers get dog kisses, hear cats purring, and witness the joy of learning that a forever family has been found for our animals.


Laundry, Dishes, Shelter care, General Maintenance

Would you believe we go through over 300 dishes and hundreds of towels, dog bedding, and washcloths every day? That’s a lot of sorting, folding, and organizing to do! If your inner Martha Stewart and/or Bob Villa needs something to do-we can sure use your help.


Recycling, Rummage Sales, and other Revenue Assignments

We are entirely dependent on donations-all revenue comes from a wide variety of fundraising avenues. Many hands make light work! You can sign up for special events only or select ongoing duties-if it works for you, it will work for us!