Volunteer

Looking for volunteers with a heart

CarlTyler200x150At the Heart of America Humane Society, volunteers are our greatest asset. Without our volunteers, it would be impossible to give each animal the exercise, training and socialization it really needs to become someone’s new pet. To provide for the animals and their needs, our volunteers organize fundraising events and develop partnerships with local businesses.

How can you help?

Susan200x171You can care for a dog or cat during an adoption event, help set up for events, transport animals from the shelter to adoption locations, become a kitty angel, or help organize fundraisers.

What do you receive from volunteering with the Heart of America Humane Society?

– Unconditional love from the animals
– The satisfaction for making a shelter animal’s life better
– Meet and work with new people
– Make a difference in the community

Want to help?
Click here and send us a message to let us know of your interest to volunteer with us.
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All new volunteers are required to attend a volunteer training before volunteering. Training is held:

PetSmart at Ward Parkway Shopping Center in Kansas City MO on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 11:30 am.

PetSmart at 119th and Strang Line in Olathe KS on the  first and third Saturdays of each month at 11 a.m., by appointment.  Please complete the Volunteer Application at the bottom of this page and send the completed form to the email address listed under the form.  A Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to gather more information and schedule a time for you to attend a new volunteer training session.

We are unable to accept any new volunteers under the age of 14.
Young volunteers (ages of 14 – 17) must have a responsible adult with them at all times.

Volunteer Positions

Weekend Animal Handler One of the most needed, fun, and appreciated jobs is the weekend handler. Every Saturday, Heart of America Humane Society has pet adoption events for our shelter and foster dogs & cats. You will care for an animal during the event, show the animal to prospective adopters, and accept donations for Heart of America Humane Society.
Event Set Up Team Member As a member of the event set up team, you help to set up and tear down for the weekly adoptions or help with the events scheduled throughout the year.
Animal Transport Team Member The transport team make it possible for potential adopters to meet the shelter dogs and cats. The animals depend on this team for the opportunity to find their forever family. Join the team and help transport the animals from one of our partner shelters to our adoption event and back to the shelter.
Kitty Angels Some of our cats and kittens reside at:

  • PetSmart at 115th & Metcalf in Overland Park KS

Become a kitty angel and help us keep these beauties fed and watered!

Fundraisers Heart of America Humane Society relies on the talent of our fundraising teams to support its mission. If you have fundraising skills and experience, join this important team!
Fostering Foster “parents” temporarily board shelter animals in their own homes until they are adopted. There are special requirements for becoming a foster parent. Indicate your interest when you submit your volunteer form.
Join one of our teams and make a difference in the lives of shelter dogs and cats.

Volunteer Opportunities:

The following documents provide more information about volunteering with Heart of America Humane Society
pdfVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES docVOLUNTEER APPLICATION pdfVOLUNTEER APPLICATION
Send your completed application to us at questions@heartofamericahs.org.

Click here and contact us to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

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