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

Thrift Store : Mon-Sun | 10am-7pm 

Something for everyone

HSSW volunteers are an integral part of our organization, providing more than 100,000 hours of service every single year. That's a lot of dog walks, cat socials, adoptions, surgeries and plenty of stocking and sorting at ReTails Thrift Store! If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of shelter animals, volunteering with HSSW is a great way to start. 

Monthly Orientations

Sign Up for an Orientation Today!


Please read through our volunteer opportunities to find a position that best suits your interests and schedule, and which you believe you would perform well.  Each opportunity in the directory below lists a description, schedule and qualifications.

The first step to becoming a volunteer is to attend a volunteer orientation, where you will learn about our programs; volunteer opportunities; highest needs; policies, scheduling, and other important information when considering volunteering with us. It’s a way to estimate if HSSW sounds like a good fit for you. See the orientation schedule below and sign up for a date that works for you. Applications are available only to those who attend. 

Adult Volunteer Program Requirements

Open to adults (ages 18 and older) only.
Volunteers must be able to commit to a volunteer term of at least 6 months, with a minimum of 8 hours of service per month. 
Volunteers must meet the requirements and scheduling availability for their chosen assignment.
Volunteers must complete all required training prior to starting their volunteer service.

Volunteer Opportunities

Ready to learn more about how you can help the dogs and cats as a part of our volunteer team? Click to view currently available Volunteer Opportunities


For more information contact 

Volunteer Coordinator
[email protected]