Humane Pennsylvania and its partners can only do the work we do for animals with the help of the over 600 volunteers who donate their time, expertise and love every single day. We welcome volunteers to help us make Pennsylvania the most humane state in the nation!
Whether it’s animal care or dog walking, event support, clerical, fundraising, weeding, adoption promotion, or any other of the many volunteer opportunities we have to offer, every volunteer job is part of our success.
Humane Pennsylvania values our volunteers, members, and supporters as important contributors to the work we do and it is thanks to the generously donated time and assistance of volunteers that we can offer many high quality programs and services to Berks, Lancaster and surrounding Counties pets and residents! We have a variety of volunteer opportunities at the shelter, in the community, and from home! Everyone plays an important role in making sure all animals have a loving, safe home to call their own – thank you for becoming involved!
THE VOLUNTEER PROCESS – GETTING STARTED
The first step to volunteer is to fill out the HPA Volunteer Application. The application contains information about the types of opportunities we have available that you can do to help animals in need. Volunteers with interests & availability that match openings will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator & all volunteer applications are held on file for 3 months.
Please review our list of Service Projects that are all greatly appreciated, can be started right away, and can all count towards service hour requirements.
If you have questions or need additional information about volunteering for Humane Pennsylvania, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Kristi Rodriguez, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*For those required to complete hours of NON-COURT ORDERED Community Service (such as with a school, church or organization), you will need to complete the Non-Court Ordered Community Service Application, which differs from the HPA Volunteer Application above. Our Volunteer Coordinator will review your application upon completion and if an appropriate opportunity is available, you will be notified as to when your start date can be expected!
*For those required to complete COURT ORDERED Community Service, you will need to complete the Court Ordered Community Service Application which differs from the HPA Volunteer Application above. After submitting your community service application, it will be reviewed by the Volunteer Coordinator and if an appropriate opportunity is available, you will be contacted and informed on when you can expect to start your required hours.
MORE VOLUNTEER OPTIONS
Service Days are typically yard work projects or shelter cleaning/organizing projects.
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Foster families provide a life-saving second chance to animals in need.
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Become a sponsor for HPA by supporting our special events, becoming a retail partner, or by displaying an HPA dog bank at a visible location at your business.
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Community Service (Court-Ordered)
Looking to complete court-ordered community service? Fill out the Court Ordered Community Service Application and contact Kristi Rodriguez for more information. Please note that community service hours must be completed at one of our shelters and any service projects must be approved with an Operations Director first.