Volunteer Information

Volunteer Information

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Volunteers and fosters are an integral part of the Humane Educational Society family. It’s volunteers and fosters that help make our program successful, their work directly contributes to our high save rate, and they are the lifeblood of our team. Simply, if we didn’t have such an amazing group of kind and caring ‘friends of shelter pets’ to dedicate their time and energy, we wouldn’t exist. On behalf of all of our staff and shelter critters thank you for your unconditional love and support!


There is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at HES for people who care about supporting homeless and adoptable pets in our community. In addition to our regular volunteer opportunities, we also offer Group/Corporate Volunteer Days as well as Community Service Volunteering for Students. To learn more about volunteering with HES, our age and commitment requirements, and how to apply please visit the appropriate page listed below:

Volunteering at the Shelter:

Adult Volunteer Information (Age 12+)
Family/Junior Volunteer Information (Families volunteering with kids age 7-11)

Volunteering at the HES Thrift Store and Boutique:

Thrift Store & Boutique Information

School, Service, or Community Project:

If you have a school, service, or community project, HES can help! We require that you apply at least 2 weeks in advance of the date you wish to volunteer or discuss a project so that we can make sure it’s a good fit for our shelter and the plan accordingly.

Please fill out our Student Project Request Form here.

Group / Corporate Volunteering

Group/corporate volunteering can be done weekdays between the hours of 9 am – 5 pm we require that you apply at least 4-6 weeks in advance of the date you wish to volunteer so that we can plan accordingly.

Please click here to contact our Volunteer Services Manager


Through the Humane Educational Society’s foster program, thousands of animals have received special care before getting a second chance at life. When you become an HES Foster, you are giving a second chance to an animal who needs temporary respite from the shelter. Fosters allow us to provide medical care to animals in need, special attention to pets who do not thrive in a shelter environment, bottle feedings for baby kittens and so much more. Fosters open up space at the shelter that give adoptable animals a second chance at the life they deserve. If you’re interested in joining our HES foster family, or learning more about foster opportunities and other useful foster information, visit our Foster Information page, or email