Volunteer at HSP

Volunteer at HSP

Volunteers needed!
No experience required.

Looking to give back to the community and want to help homeless pets? Our volunteers’ dedication and hard work makes an incredible difference in the lives of thousands of homeless animals.

Volunteers are an integral part of HSP, providing assistance to our staff and animals. On average volunteers serve over 40,000 hours annually. Volunteers at HSP feel part of a team and remark “volunteering is rewarding fun!”

We offer many different volunteer opportunities. Which program is right for you?

Adult Volunteers

Help is needed in many different areas including adoptions, animal behavior, humane education, foster, disaster response, pet clinic, and events. Click to learn more

Group opportunities are also available!

“HSP goes above and beyond to treat each animal as an individual. Volunteers are always thanked. HSP offers hope and happiness and is the best place ever.” –comment made at the January 2014 volunteer meeting.

Short on Time?

Our Short Term Volunteer Program is for you. This program is for those unable to make a weekly commitment or who need their hours documented (for court, school, etc). Click here to learn more


16-18 year olds assist Animal Caretaker staff with duties that range from general animal care to enrichment. Learn more by clicking here

Family Volunteers

Youth ages 10-15 are invited to volunteer with a legal guardian. Duties include assisting with general animal care, serving as shelter ambassadors at special events and reading to our animals. Click to learn more

Pet Foster Parents

Our pet foster program matches HSP pets that aren’t quite ready for adoption with caring people who open their homes. Click here to learn more