The volunteers who assist the Humane Society of Cambria County take on a variety of roles and their time and effort is truly appreciated. Without them, our shelter would not be able to provide the best service and care possible to our animals and visitors from the community. The reward gained from caring for shelter animals is only outdone when an animal finds a new and loving furever home!

There are many ways you can be a volunteer. From dog walking and cat cuddling, to doing dishes and yard maintenance, we will always appreciate a helping hand. Volunteers are also needed off-site at special events and serving on our shelter committees. There is a volunteer opportunity for everyone.

Consider making a difference! Volunteer with the Humane Society of Cambria County.

Already a Volunteer?

Steps to Become a Volunteer

  1. Complete and submit the volunteer application to HSCC
  2. Application will be reviewed and approved by Volunteer Coordinator
  3. Applicant will be informed of the approval or denial of the application
  4. If approved; the applicant will meet with the Coordinator for Volunteer Orientation. They are scheduled every other week on Tuesdays from 5:00-5:30 p.m. or Saturdays 10:00-10:30 a.m. If choosing to work with our dogs, the applicant will be required to complete a dog handling class. They are scheduled every other Saturday at 10:30 a.m. following Volunteer Orientation.
  5. Individual is ready to begin volunteer work with us!

Before submitting a volunteer application, please review the following requirements:

Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age or older. Volunteers between 12 and 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Volunteers may independently volunteer at the age of 16 with cats ONLY. Volunteers under 18 years of age must have consent from his or her parent(s) or guardian(s). Volunteers may volunteer with dogs at 18 years of age or older.

Volunteers assisted by Direct Support Professionals must be accompanied by his or her Direct Support Professional at all times. Direct Support Professionals are required to complete all necessary training along with his or her client to volunteer. Direct Support Professionals may oversee ONLY one of his or her clients per volunteer shift. 

Click the button below to complete our Online Volunteer Application. It will be submitted directly to our Volunteer Coordinator. Thanks for wanting to make a difference!

Find a Focus

The focuses you see below each fulfill a vital role in our mission. Each focus concentrates on a specific area of interest in order to benefit our animals and assist our staff members. If you would like to volunteer in any of the following areas please indicate on your Volunteer Application.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: