How you can help

The HSDR and the animals who call the shelter home are thankful for all of its volunteers who provide their support both directly to the animals and at our many events outside the organization. HSDR volunteers assist us through activities such as dog walking, cat enrichment, kitten feeding, special species enrichment, special events, fundraising and so much more! In every capacity they serve, volunteers are a highly valued resource.

We would like to introduce our new volunteer program. We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following roles:

- Dog Walkers

- Cat Enrichment Volunteers

- Offsite Adoption Volunteers

- Fundraising and Event Volunteers


Interested individuals (including past volunteers) are asked to complete a volunteer application. Those selected are required to attend a short interview and orientation session prior to being accepted to the program. All volunteers will be provided with training in their specific area of interested.

*Please note that volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and commit to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 hours per week in the shelter for 6 months.



Submit an Application - PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO A HIGH VOLUME OF CURRENT VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING CAT ENRICHMENT OR DOG WALKING VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - if you are interested in applying for event volunteers please complete the application below.

You can submit an application by clicking the following link and filling out the form: Submit an Application. Once complete and submitted, you may receive a call for a preliminary interview.

Attend an Interview

HSDR staff will contact you directly for an interview date and time. During the interview we will discuss your application, your areas of interest and experience.

Attend a Volunteer Orientation and Training Session

You will learn about the HSDR, our shelter, our programs and the many volunteer roles available. Volunteers are provided with training specific to their role. Volunteer Orientation Sessions are ongoing throughout the year. You will be invited to attend an orientation session once you have completed the application and interview process.


Job Descriptions:

Dog Walker - Orange Level

Customer Service Ambassador

Feline Enrichment Volunteer

Event Volunteer


For more information, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.