Love Walking Dogs or Playing with Cats? We Need You!

Our Shelter maintains an active volunteer program. We rely on the assistance of caring and hardworking volunteers in all of our programs. Find out more about becoming a volunteer at the Hendricks County Animal Shelter by filling out Volunteer Application and attending a required volunteer orientation.

We have a variety of different areas where we need your assistance:

  • Shelter Volunteer
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Exercise and Play
  • Clerical
  • Assisting the Staff with Animals
  • Cleaning
  • Washing Animal Food Dishes
  • Laundering Blankets and Towels
  • Off-site Adoption Events
  • Cleaning Cages and Catteries
  • Writing Thank You Notes
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Marketing & Advertising

Volunteer Application:

You must be 18 years old or older, or you must be 16 years old and accompanied with a parent, to volunteer at the Hendricks County Animal Shelter.


We work closely with rescue groups who foster for the Shelter. If you are interested in helping to save lives, while giving an animal a temporary loving home, please call us and we will connect you with one of our partner rescue groups! There is nothing more fulfilling than knowing you had a hand in helping transition an animal to their new family!