Volunteer

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Owensboro Humane Society, and without them, we wouldn’t be able to care for the hundred of animals who come to us every year. Becoming a volunteer is simple, rewarding and perhaps the most fun you’ll ever have offering up your free time.


We greatly appreciate your interest in volunteering at the Owensboro Humane Society and your support of animal welfare. Temporary circumstances require us to temporarily suspend accepting volunteer applications. Please be sure to check back, later.


How to Become a Volunteer

1. Check out the volunteer positions (below) and see if any or all of them appeal to you.

2. Complete the appropriate application below and submit it online. Be sure to click the continue to next page button when you complete each page of the form. We’ll get back to you usually within seven days.

Volunteer Application Under 18

Volunteer Application Over 18

Volunteer Areas:

  • Special Event Volunteers assist with local festivals, trade shows, radio and TV spots and more. Positions are flexible and vary with events. Work alongside our events coordinator at fundraising and shelter events.
  • Publicity Volunteers assist with sending out assorted mailings and helps with Flyer/poster distribution for our upcoming events.
  • Ground Volunteers assist with grounds upkeep and shelter projects so that our animals thrive during their stay.
  • Animal Care Volunteers play a vital role providing support to our operations department by assisting with facility cleaning and some animal handling duties. These volunteers help with the day to day care of our shelter guests which includes cleaning, handling animals, walking dogs, and assisting the staff.
  • Specialty Areas are jobs that include helping with nail clipping clinics or spay/neuter clinics. If you have experience in either of these we would love to have you come help us.  If  attending college for medical areas, we do offer internships.

We have many upcoming events that we are needing extra help for!