Hours towards mandated court-ordered community service can be verified upon successful completion of 2 months of service. Due to the high volume of interest in volunteerism at Humane Pennsylvania, candidates interested in fulfilling community service with us must complete our full application process and all required trainings prior to beginning their service. At this time, we do not offer short term or quick turnaround service opportunities meant to fulfill court ordered requirements. Please note, community service volunteers do not have direct contact with the animals.

Application Process:

Volunteer applications are typically reviewed within one week of applying.

  1. Online application – We recruit new volunteers throughout the year, on an as needed basis.
      • To apply for community service opportunities in Berks County, apply HERE!
      • To apply for community service opportunities in Lancaster County, apply HERE!
  2. Complete the Community Service Handbook and Guidelines.
  3. Online Learning – Complete your online learning modules from home via MyImpact and then schedule your initial training session.
  4. In-person training – new volunteers complete an initial in-person training, provided by one of our HPA Staff or Veteran Volunteers.