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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Liberty Humane Society.

Volunteers help the shelter run smoothly, increase adoptions, and make our animals happier. Volunteering is critical to this organization. We want to make your volunteering experience as useful, pleasant, and rewarding as possible.

We believe that everyone who works with LHS is an ambassador to the community for our animals and our mission. In that spirit, we strive for staff and volunteers to work together to provide outstanding service to the public in all departments and to represent Liberty Humane Society’s mission accurately and respectfully in our community.

Taking the First Step

To begin the volunteer process, we ask that you email the Outreach Manager at: The Outreach Manager will send you the volunteer application. Once the application is complete, you will be invited to attend an orientation to learn more about the shelter. During this orientation you will:

Introductory Volunteer Opportunities

Foster Care

Foster volunteers provide a second chance at life for animals that arrive at the shelter sick, injured, underage, or who while at LHS become kennel stressed. Foster volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and have landlord permission. A minimum commitment of two weeks is required.

Cattery Ambassador

Cattery Ambassadors provide a clean environment, affection, and socialization to the cats in our care. This position requires at least 8 hours of service per month. Cattery volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Kennel Ambassador

Assists kennel staff with laundry, dishes, and organizing the kennel area. Walks and socializes white-card dogs as directed by staff. Bathes dogs following LHS protocols to keep dogs healthy and the kennel areas safe. This position requires at least 8 hours of service per month. Kennel volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

After 8 hours of service, kennel ambassadors may take further training to walk green card dogs. After a further 8 hours of service, volunteers can take the mentor walk to become certified blue card walkers. Click here to review the entire process.

Animal Visibility Ambassador

These ambassadors advertise our animals in the community by taking pictures, filming video, and making/posting fliers of individual animals. These ambassadors help us get more animals out the door and increase the number of community members who know about our animals waiting for homes. Please note that in order to actually handle the animals, the visibility ambassador must take the appropriate orientation(s). We ask marketing ambassadors to advertise at least eight of our animals each month.

Humane Education Ambassador

Under the guidance of the humane education team manager, you will bring information about caring for animals, the importance of spaying and neutering, and the truth about pit bull type dogs into the community. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Special Projects Ambassadors

We welcome your skills at Liberty Humane, and we know that sometimes you don’t need any extra training to contribute to our success. Please speak with the outreach manager at any time if you are interested in being involved in: