Adoption Center-Shelter: Tues-Sun | Noon-6pm

Thrift Store : Mon-Sun | 10am-7pm 

We love our volunteers

As a nonprofit organization, the Humane Society for Southwest Washington relies on volunteers to care for the animals we serve. And at over 8,000 animals annually we, quite literally couldn't do it without them! 

Volunteer Programs Include:
Adult Volunteer Program (ages 18 and up)
Teen Volunteer Program (ages 14-17)
Group Volunteering
Foster Care Program

HSSW is the proud recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Volunteer Program award from the Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington and the 2016 Outstanding Volunteer Group award from AFP Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter. Simply put: our volunteers make a difference. 

We offer a wide variety of volunteer positions both working directly with animals and in non-animal related areas. We have opportunities both in our adoption center-shelter, as well as in our ReTails Thrift Store. Volunteering for HSSW is a fun and rewarding experience, and we’d love to have you join our team!

We are unable to accept volunteers younger than 14 years of age.  If you do not meet our age requirements but are still interested in getting involved at HSSW, check out our youth education programs.


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