CLOSED EARLY

Attention Supporters, HSHA has closed early this evening, November 15, due to the winter weather advisory. We plan to reopen tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. in accordance with our standard schedule. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we wait out the snow storm.

Volunteer

Volunteers are a vital part of the HSHA team. Without them, we would not be able to perform many of the essential functions at our shelter. HSHA is always looking for dedicated and committed volunteers to assist with the shelter animals and some of the everyday responsibilities of shelter life. Whether you are interested in walking dogs, helping at events, or socializing cats, there is a place for you at HSHA. The animals are waiting for you ... get started today!

How to Get Started:

1. Download a volunteer application here. After filling it out please Fax (Fax #717-564-1867), scan, email (megans@humanesocietyhbg.org), or drop it off during regular business hours. You may also put it in the mail (7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg 17111). You will be contacted after your application has been processed.

Potential volunteers, please note:

  • All volunteers must be 18 or older.
  • The volunteer program is not intended for court-mandated community service or short-term projects (See below for more information about these opportunities). 
  • If you are volunteering through a special needs program, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at megans@humanesocietyhbg.org prior to applying. 
  • Completed applications are kept on file for three months and will be discarded if you do not complete the required volunteer orientation within that time.


2. Review the volunteer handbook. Volunteers should be familiar with the policies and procedures detailed in the manual.

Available Volunteer Positions:

  • Dog Walking
  • Cat Socializing
  • PR & Events Assistance
  • Administrative/Office Assistance
  • Laundry & Dishes
  • Clinic Assistance
  • Photography
  • Groundskeeping
  • Shelter Buddy


For more information, contact HSHA's Director of Marketing, Megan Strausbaugh at (717) 564-3320 ext.125 or megans@humanesocietyhbg.org.

NOTE TO DOG WALKERS:

Dog walking volunteers are required to purchase an approved leash (approximately $10) for use with HSHA dogs prior to the start of your volunteering. This requirement is for the safety of both volunteers and dogs. 

For Current Volunteers:

Current Volunteer Page




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How Can I Help Homeless Animals in My Community Today?

Currently our greatest need is canned food for both dogs and cats! Our cats prefer pate but the pups aren't picky! In addition, we could use some Clorox Wipes to help maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment for all the sheter's residents.

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.

Events

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

December 1 | Holiday Adopt-A-Thon

January 1 | Penguin Plunge
Click here to register.

Events Calendar

Workplace Giving

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