Help All Shelter Guests
There are a
number of ways that volunteers help animals through
administrative projects, foster care and more. Each
volunteer role helps the Wisconsin Humane Society
save more lives by reaching further into the community.
Consider one of the following volunteer opportunities:
as a Foster Parent for dogs or cats in your home!
Foster animals may be too young for adoption, may
be recovering from an illness or minor injury, or
may need behavioral training. This position involves
working with the WHS Veterinary Department and requires
a desire to nurture and train animals. Check out
Asked Questions About Foster Care for
Be the first friendly face our clients see when they come into the building! We are looking for some enthusiastic, outgoing, detail-oriented volunteers to assist the Adoption Counseling staff.
Duties include greeting visitors to the facility, helping potential adopters sign in to meet with an adoption counselor, answering questions, and directing guests in the shelter. This is a great way to meet new people! Adoption Greeters must be at least 18 years old to apply. A commitment of at least two hours per week for a minimum of six months is required.
Antics Retail Store
assist clients with the purchase of appropriate
items for their newly adopted companions! Volunteers
perform cash handling, stock merchandise, clean
and more. Prior retail experience is helpful, but
is not required. Volunteers must be at least 18
years old and possess excellent communication skills
and dependability. Animal Antics volunteers report
to the Retail Store Supervisor. A commitment of
two hours or more per week for a minimum of six
months is required. The store is open during regular
As an Adoption
Teammate volunteer, you will assist our adoption
counseling department by working with adopters to
finalize the adoption process. Teammates will work
with clients to explain the adoption packet, process
signed contracts and agreements, and release animals
to their new families. Teammates may also assist
in greeting visitors to the facility and basic administrative
duties of the Adoption Counseling department. Shifts
for this position are three hours in length and
the greatest need is on evenings and weekends. The
minimum age requirement is 18 years and older.
Canisters for Change
up pocket change for the Wisconsin Humane Society
by taking responsibility for placing and collecting
money from WHS canisters at your favorite neighborhood
stop! Permission is sought from business owners
for placing a canister at your chosen location and
arrangements are then made regarding how often the
money will be collected. This program collects thousands
of dollars for the animals every year. Spare change
can go a long way!
Event Volunteers assist with local festivals, trade
shows, radio and TV spots and more. Volunteers should
be comfortable and poised with public speaking.
This position requires a neat appearance and knowledge
of the Wisconsin Humane Society mission along with
a sincere willingness to learn. Positions are flexible
and vary with events.
Young Advocates Club
The Wisconsin Humane Society’s Young Advocates Club is for young people who want to make a difference in the lives of animals. The purpose of the club is to educate the community about issues affecting animals, develop ways to help animals in need and create a community that values animals and treats them with respect and kindness. Learn more and sign up here.
If you are interested
in helping all of the shelter guests at the Wisconsin
Humane Society, you can begin by submitting an online