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. Complete the application online HERE or download and email (LukeG@humanesocietyhbg.org). You may also mail the application to: 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg 17111, ATTN: Luke Grumbine. You will be contacted via email 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. Community service opportunities are available for individuals with non-drug related DUIs or traffic violations. Please email kristik@humanesocietyhbg.org or call 717-564-3320 ext 105.
  • Volunteer's with special needs requiring assistance MUST be accompanied by a friend or family member.
  • 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: See the Opportunity Directory



For more information, contact HSHA's Event & Outreach Coordinator, Luke Grumbine at (717) 564-3320 ext.120 or LukeG@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

Volunteer Portal




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July 27 | Christmas in July Adopt-A-Thon

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Pet of the Week

Alarica

PetFinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/dog/alarica-46400460/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

I'm Alarica, and my name is a play on the vampire hunter from The Vampire Diaries, Dr. Alaric Saltzman! All my fans out there get it, and I have a perfect name for the Halloween season. I'm a young adult female pit bull terrier mix who arrived here in October as a stray. I weigh about 55 pounds and I like to jump, so no kids under 10 for me. Older kids and adults in my home will need to know that I prefer to be left alone while eating, and when I play, I get nippy and mouthy. I don't yet realize that most people don't like that style of play. Obedience training will help me learn to mind my manners. I cannot live with cats, and when I'm around other dogs, I'm bossy and forceful with my corrections. I might do best as your only pet -- even better if you are an experienced pet owner!

 

Bubble Yum

My Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/cat/bubble-yum-46436535/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

What was the first SOFT bubble gum ever made? Bubble Yum! Who is the coolest, friendliest, most handsome cat at the shelter? Same answer--Bubble Yum! Hi Folks! B.Y. here, and if you want to add a POP of fun to your days, consider taking me home! I'm a very outgoing, vocal, and loving cat who never fails to brighten the days of the staff and volunteers here. I love to play, especially with wand toys, and I have an impressive full twist when I jump in the air(see video). Just like bubble gum, I'll bring out the kid in you all over again! I'm still young and energetic, but I have a calm side, too. I'll sit on your lap to be petted and scratched, purring loudly to show my appreciation. I stick to you like glue--I mean gum! I would love the chance to work a little magic into your heart...abra ca-bubble! When you meet me you will see I am a charmer, so won't you stop by soon to visit this dapper gray and white guy? Please don't burst my bubble! Chew on this for a while, then hurry over to meet the cat who is a dubble bubble of fun and love!

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