Become an Indiana County Humane Society Volunteer

Volunteers have a vital part in keeping our shelter operating. Need exercise? Try dog walking. Feeling stressed? Petting a purring cat can be wonderfully calming. Are you an education major? Help with Humane Education. Need to add to your resume? Do office work such as answering the phone, data entry & greeting visitors. Do you want to help but you don’t want to be at the shelter? We always need help organizing or working for fundraisers. Do you like being outside? We can use help cutting grass in summer or shoveling snow in winter. If you have a special skill, let us know. There is likely some way we can use your help.

Volunteers are needed for these activities:

  • Dog Walking (Dog walkers must be at least 18 years old)
  • Kennel attendant
  • Cat Socialization
  • Humane Education
  • Office assistant
  • Fundraising/ Special events
  • Newsletter
  • Public Relations/Advertising/ Photography
  • Local & Long Distance Transport

If you wish to volunteer, download & print a volunteer application.

Click here to download an IUP volunteer application.

Click here to download a regular volunteer application.

—Note that there are two different applications—one for IUP students and one for others. Fill it out the appropriate application and bring it to the shelter along with ID and proof of any health insurance you have. If you prefer, you can also pick up the application at the shelter.

There are two pages to each application. Be sure that you print both pages and sign the waiver on page 2.

Thank you for you interest. We look forward to working with you.