HSO values the time and support of our Shelter and Thrift Store volunteers.  If you have time and talent to give to further our mission in the care of animals, please complete an application today. We’ll work to find the best match to your skills and what you’d like to get out of your volunteer experience!

Volunteer opportunities can vary and are typically needed during periods of time Tuesday through Saturday 8:30am to 5pm, however here are some regular needs:

  • Dog exercise:  walking, treadmill, or play yard  (goal for 2-3 people Tues through Sat) to help our dogs remain social, healthy and mentally well
  • Cat socializing
  • Cattery cleaning 8:30am-10am  Tues-Sat
  • Dog kennel cleaning 8am-10am Tues-Sat
  • Front desk (primarily phones) Tues and Sat
  • Offsite adoption events
  • Fundraising event staff
  • Bingo Thurs evenings 5:30-8:30pm
  • Fundraising help :  donation requests
  • Grant-writing:  Assistance
  • Special projects: cleaning; organizing; office/clerical help; maintenance
  • Thrift Store help:  Cashier, bottles / cans sorting, Ebay listings, stocking/pricing

Volunteers 16 years of age or older may volunteer independently.  Volunteers younger than 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for all volunteer work.

Email Volunteer Coordinator for an application.