VOLUNTEERS WELCOME!

Schedule an appointment to volunteer below!

This option is available to volunteers only. If you are interested in meeting or adopting a specific animal, please call the shelter to set up an appointment and to learn about our adoption process. (641-423-6241)

Though the Humane Society of North Iowa remains closed to drop-in visitors, we are open for volunteers through a self-scheduling appointment option (below). This option is available to volunteers only. If you are interested in meeting or adopting a specific animal, please call the shelter to set up an appointment and to learn about our adoption process. (641-423-6241)

For everyone’s safety and to effectively manage human traffic in the shelter, the following protocols are in place:

  • All volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application (available online or at the shelter)
  • ALL AGES WELCOME (as outlined in the age categories listed below):
    • Under the age of 16: can volunteer with a parent/guardian or an authorized adult over the age of 18 (must sign Volunteer Application)
    • Ages 16 and 17: can volunteer unsupervised with parental/guardian consent and signed Volunteer Form
    • Over the age of 18: can volunteer with no restrictions; Volunteer Application must be completed prior to or upon arrival
  • Appointments can be made using the calendar below and are available in one hour increments Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Each volunteer age 16 and older should make an appointment in their name. Volunteers who wish to bring immediate family members (spouse, kids, grandchildren, etc…) are asked to list how many family members will be joining them when they make their appointment online.  (please adhere to this number as it helps us to manage the number of people in the shelter)
  • Appropriate footwear required for dog walking-no flip flops please!
  • Volunteers are expected to adhere to social distancing protocols and frequent use of available hand sanitizer while at the shelter. Face masks are required unless fully vaccinated.
  • No group visits at this time.

Please use the calendar below to make an appointment to come walk dogs, play fetch, or cuddle and play with the kitties!  Select a date, then select a time from the what is listed as available (note: you are able to select multiple dates before submitting)  Enter the requested information where indicated, click submit, and you will receive an email confirming your appointment(s).  We hope to see you soon!! 

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How we are managing operations during COVID-19: Keeping the shelter sanitary and clean has always been a priority for the Humane Society of North Iowa, but especially during this time, we strive to keep our staff and visiting public as safe as possible. We have successfully been offering adoptions through appointments and are happy to offer volunteer appointments as well. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call (641-423-6241) or email us: hsni@hsni.org