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 Non-clumping (clay) cat litter, Liquid Laundry detergent, Paper towels, Hand soap, Ziplock style sandwich baggies (any brand), 13 and 60 Gallon Trash bags, Purina Healthy Weight Cat Chow (orange bag- dry food), Purina ONE Sensitive Stomach cat food (dry food), Kitten canned food (any brand), Soft and chewy dog treats, Gift cards for Gasoline (for animal transport and cruelty investigations); Pet Stores (for animal supplies and food), Local stores (Walmart, Weis, Giant, Home Depot, Lowes- for emergency supplies and building repairs); Office Supply Stores (paper, ink cartridges, etc). 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.


November 17 | Fur Ball Gala & Auction
Click here to purchase tickets.

December 1 | Holiday Adopt-A-Thon

Events Calendar

Workplace Giving

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