Current Volunteer Page

To view the General Volunteer Manual, please click here.
To view the Dog Walking Manual, click here.
To view the Cat Socializer Manual, click here.
To view the Event Orientation for Volunteers, for answers to frequently asked questions, click here.
To view the SAFER Manual, click here.
To view the Wish List, click here.
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for information about HSHA’s Quiet Kennel Program.

Volunteer Program Updates:

If your e-mail or other contact information has changed, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

If you have not been in to volunteer at the shelter for 6 months, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to arrange a re-training session. This is important so that all of our volunteers have up-to-date information.

Volunteer Meetings are generally held quarterly, with additional "social get-togethers" throughout the year. These meetings are completely optional, but volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend these meetings to learn about any developments or changes in the volunteer program, etc. Volunteer meetings are NOT orientations.

Volunteers' Matters





Donate to Humane Society of HarrisburgAdopt a pet from the Humane Society of Harrisburg
Report Cruelty

How Can I Help Homeless Animals in My Community Today?

We are currently in need of soft training treats (made in USA), Busy Bones, sensitive stomach cat food, peanut butter, unscented bleach, liquid laundry detergent, Dawn dishwashing detergent, Clorox wipes, waterless shampoo, kitten milk replacer, and paper towels. If you'd like to help out, please drop some off at the shelter!

Check out HSHA's Amazon Wish List for more specific needs.

We have several dogs and cats that are looking for a foster home.  If you think you may be able to help, please visit our Fosters Needed page.


Entire Month of February | Glove Drive Campaign
February 12-17 | Shelter Sweethearts Week
February 19-23 | Deep Clean Week

April 15-22 Volunteer Appreciation Week

May 5 | 5K Run/Walk for the Animals

Events Calendar

Workplace Giving

CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) – 77697
SECA (State Employees Combined Appeal) – 4401-0027
United Way – 3022