Community Service

Volunteer and Make a Difference at Our Animal Shelter! 🐾

Welcome to the Humane Society of Walden, where compassion meets community service. We offer a rewarding opportunity for individuals seeking to complete their community service hours in a meaningful and impactful way. Whether you’re fulfilling court-based community service requirements or looking for student or organizational volunteering opportunities, we have a place for you!

Why Choose HSW for Your Community Service?

  1.  A Safe and Supportive Environment: Our animal shelter provides a safe and supportive environment where you can contribute your time and efforts towards caring for animals in need.
  2. Variety of Tasks: We offer a range of tasks and responsibilities to match your skills, interests, and availability. From animal care and socialization to administrative tasks and event support, there’s a role suited for everyone.
  3. Learn and Develop Skills: Volunteering at our shelter provides an excellent opportunity to develop valuable skills such as animal handling, customer service, teamwork, and organizational skills. Gain practical experience while making a positive impact on the lives of our furry friends.
  4. Flexible Scheduling: We understand that life can be busy, so we offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your availability. Whether you have a few hours a week or a full day to dedicate, we appreciate every contribution.
  5. Make a Lasting Impact: By volunteering with us, you become part of a team dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our community. Your efforts directly contribute to their well-being and increase their chances of finding loving forever homes.

How to Get Started:

  1. Contact Us: Complete our volunteer application to express your interest in completing community service hours at our animal shelter.
  2. Orientation: If you’d like to volunteer at our Walden location you must complete our online orientation. You will learn more about our shelter’s mission, policies, and the various volunteer opportunities available.
  3. Training: Depending on your interests and abilities, we will provide training.
  4. Track Your Hours: You are responsible for tracking your volunteers hours.  If you are using our Student Community Service Activity Book to fulfill your community service hours please use our hours log.

Join us and make a positive impact on the lives of our furry friends. Together, we can create a better future for animals in need while fulfilling your community service obligations.

Student Community Service

Are you a student in need of service hours? Browse our Student Activity Book and choose a project or projects to complete for our animals. You can complete a maximum of 15 remote community service hours per year.

Upon completion, fill out an HSW Student Community Service Log and email to schedule a time to drop off your donations at HSW. You must schedule and confirm a donation drop-off time in order to receive service hours. 

Just a caring student wanting to help out and don’t need the service hours? Feel free to drop off your donations during any open hours.

Court Mandated Community Service

We believe that by completing your court-ordered community service hours at our animal shelter, you can make a positive impact on the lives of animals in need while fulfilling your obligations. Please complete our volunteer application, and online orientation.
Please Note: Not all court ordered community service volunteers will be eligible to fulfill their hours with HSW.