Volunteers are a valued and integral part of House with a Heart (HWAH). They provide outstanding care to all of the residents. HWAH volunteers are wonderful people who have a passion for helping senior dogs and cats.

Volunteers have a chance to take on roles in areas that interest them and where they can best use their personal and professional talents. There are 3 types of positions including:

  • Assisting in the care of HWAH residents and visitors (giving the animals more human interactions, as well as excellent care)
  • Maintaining the sanctuary (reducing expenses allowing more funds to directly support the residents)
  • Administrative and fund raising activities (increasing public awareness of HWAH and ensuring the best care for the residents) 


Evening positions – Poop scooper Monday or Thursday 5-7pm

Daytime positions

  • Visitor Playtime every other Sunday 11:45-2pm
  • Groomer (brushing/bathing) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11-2pm
  • Gardener Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11-2pm
  • Outside cleanup  Monday, Thursday, Friday 11-2pm
  • Rascal Room Supervisor   Wednesday, Saturday 11-2pm

Below are examples of the activities that volunteers perform:

  • Supervising outdoor exercise for dogs
  • Grooming and bathing dogs
  • Special Clean-Up Day Events**
  • Cleaning “doggie” areas
  • Yard work (leaves, snow, or weed removal)
  • Doing dog laundry and dishes
  • Small carpentry, electrical, or plumbing jobs
  • Taking dogs to Vet appointments
  • Painting
  • Doing other HWAH errands
  • Proposal writing
  • Computer help (blog, newsletters, website)
  • Event planning, fund raising
  • Cleaning litter boxes and cat areas*
  • Feeding, playing, grooming cats*

*To join our cat crew requires that you have experience with cats

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, click here to fill out the Adult Volunteer Form. We will review each Form and contact you when HWAH has a need that matches your interests and time availability.

Thank you very much for your interest in volunteering at HWAH. For volunteer matters and requests, please email volunteer@housewithaheart.com