Volunteer Opportunities

Heartland Humane Society Photo

Heartland Humane Society

Man helping a dog

Woman helping a dog

What is Heartland Humane Society?

A nonprofit organization assisting and re-homing the homeless pet population in southeast South Dakota and northeast Nebraska. Heartland Humane Society also hosts lost and found services for pet owners and provides food assistance for animals in need. The mission of Heartland Humane Society is to connect great pets with great people. Animals receive proper vet care including testing, preventative care, necessary vaccinations, and spaying or neutering. Heartland Humane Society not only cares about the welfare of animals but also educating and giving the public the opportunity to spend time with their pets. Many volunteers have expressed how rewarding working with animals is. Heartland Humane Society is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The shelter is open to the general public Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 6 PM and Saturdays 10 AM – 2 PM. The agency provides service programs, educational tours, and community events. Involvement with Heartland Humane Society is a great way to spend time with animals, as well as individuals who share a passion for animal advocacy.  

Ways to be involved with Heartland Humane Society:

If you are over 14 and love animals, please consider volunteering with Heartland Humane Society as your schedule permits. Time commitments vary with each volunteer. Opportunities are available for kennel attendants, animal socializing and transporting animals, as well as event volunteers, outreach, tech support, and office support. View current volunteer opportunities here!

If you are an adult over 18 and live in a pet-friendly environment, consider helping Heartland Humane Society by fostering animals in your home.

Here’s how you can get involved today:

Fill out the Volunteer application and return it to Heartland Humane Society.

Visit the Fostering Page on Heartland Humane Society’s Website to download and fill out the application to foster animals and return it to Heartland Humane Society.


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