Volunteer Opportunities

Hendricks County Humane Society (HCHS) is an organization that educates our community about the needs of animals and provides animal care through direct and indirect animal contact in Hendricks County. Your support is desperately needed!

If you would like to join us in supporting the animals of Hendricks County, visit our Get Started page.

Volunteer Opportunities

Adoption Counseling

Prepare questions to ask potential adopters about how they will care for their new pet, assemble a packet of information for each adopter to take home, be at our adoption events and at our office when we are open to provide counseling on bringing a new pet home, handling certain behavior issues, housebreaking, etc.

Adoption Events

Local rescue groups bring adoptable dogs and cats to our facility most Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Humane Society cats can be adopted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons from noon until 4:00 p.m. We need volunteers to help on Sundays, help with cat adoptions during the week when we are open, prepare adoption materials, assist with community adoption requests such as Fair on the Square, Schumacher Adoption Day, K- Kids at Danville’s Farmers Market.

Animal Caretakers

Assist with the immediate needs of dogs and cats who are being cared for by HCHS. Volunteer opportunities include transporting animals to the Spay/Neuter Clinic, Feline Cuddlers, Litter Box Scoopers, cleaning carriers used for animal transporting, etc.

Building & Grounds

Assist the Building and Grounds Chairperson with the general maintenance and upkeep of the HCHS building and grounds. Help is needed mowing, trimming, weeding, washing windows, sweeping floors, cleaning doors, mopping, dusting, vacuuming, cleaning pet bowls, pet towel and blanket laundry, etc.


Spring Break for dogs includes games, vendors, exhibits, pet massage, food, dog competitions, dog tricks, etc. A totally indoor activity FOR, WITH, and ABOUT the family dog held every Spring at the HC Fairgrounds – Expo Hall. You will be totally immersed in dogs of all sizes, shapes & fur. Our job is to encourage the whole family to have an inexpensive fun day with their dog while making money for our wide spectrum of programs. To that end we need folks taking on such chores as: publicity; booking animal related exhibitors; inviting not-for-profit animal related organizations (rescues/shelters/supportive groups); ‘manning’
games; obtaining overall sponsors; developing new games/ideas/themes, etc. Committee starts gearing up in August. All are welcome.


Assist with educating the community about the needs of animals. Design humane education programs, teach Scout troops, Public Speaking, teaching Pet Responsibility in classrooms at area schools, develop a summer camp at our building, develop a Read to the Kitten program, etc.

Foster Care

We need special people who can open their heart and home to a dog or cat in temporary need. Commitments can be as little as one week.  HCHS provides everything for the foster.  Sign Up Today!


Join this lively committee in planning our fundraisers such as our Wine Tasting event in November and Photos with Santa in December. Help the 2nd Sunday of each month at our Chip and Clip Clinic.

Pet Food Pantry Committee

Assist the Pet Food Pantry Chairperson with organizing and running the Pet Food Pantry. Volunteer needs include:
Pick-up dog food for Food Pantry Assist on Evening of Food Pantry Bag dog food for Food Pantry.

Publicity Committee

Assist the Publicity Chairperson by writing articles for our newsletter, creating publicity flyers, distributing flyers and newsletters, Twittering, Instagram, and other things that help to spread the work about HCHS.

Trap Neuter Return Program (TNR)

TNR is the process of humanely trapping free roaming cats, having them spayed or neutered, vaccinating them, having their left ear “tipped,” and then returning the cat to the location it was living. NEEDS: Trappers, Colony Caregivers, Transporters, and Foster Homes are all necessary to make the program successful for community cats! Visit our Hendricks County Community Cat Program page for more information and how you can help!