20160921_111416Want to give back to your community? Love animals? Be a volunteer with the Heritage Humane Society and help us provide a safe, loving environment for our animals until they find a permanent home. Trained volunteers are the heart of the Heritage Humane Society. We greatly appreciate your time and effort to help us offer a safe, loving environment for each of our pets waiting for their new home. If you have any questions, please call us at (757) 221-0150.

Age Requirements:

For your safety, Heritage Humane Society requires that every volunteer be at least 12 years of age. Volunteers 12 to 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult who has also been through volunteer orientation. In order to keep everyone safe, volunteers 16 years and older are permitted to walk dogs.

  1. VolunteerVolunteer as an individual (orientation required)

    • Dog & Cat Socialization
    • Special events (adoption programs)
    • Shelter maintenance
    • Humane education
    • Mobile outreach programs

  1. Volunteer as a group during “morning clean”
  2. Foster a pet (orientation required)
  3. Hold a “wish list” drive
  1. wmstudents-puppiesComplete an application and liability release form. (Volunteers 12-15 years old, please fill out the juvenile application and have a guardian sign the liability release form). If you are unable to print the application, you may pick one up at the shelter.
  2. Email your completed application to volunteer@heritagehumanesociety.org or drop the application off at the shelter in order to be signed up for an upcoming volunteer orientation part 1. If emailing please scan your application and attach it to your email, pictures of applications will not be accepted. You will be notified of upcoming orientations after your application has been reviewed. Pre-registration for orientation is required because space is limited.
  3. Attend orientation part 1 at the Heritage Humane Society.
  4. Complete 10 hours of volunteer work that is not directly working with the animals like cleaning cat cages, helping with dishes, or folding laundry.
  5. springman-volunteerEmail volunteer@heritagehumanesociety.org  once you have completed your 10 hours of volunteering to be signed up for orientation part 2. Pre-registration is required because space is limited.
  6. Attend orientation part 2 at the Heritage Humane Society.
  7. Choose which areas you would like to help with:
      • Dog/Cat Socialization (includes walking, playing, and petting the animals)
      • Special Events
      • Shelter Maintenance
      • Humane Education
      • Mobile Outreach Programs (includes adoption programs)
      • Foster Care
  1. Hold a “wish list” drive
  2. Take a tour with your scout troop, youth group or school
  3. Attend Animal Camp
  4. Collect money for the shelter by running a lemonade stand or garage sale.

Month Week Day
September 2017
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
August 28, 2017 August 29, 2017

Category: Media Appearance Wmbg AM740 Live with our Pet of the Week

August 30, 2017 August 31, 2017

Category: Community EngagementNeuter Scooter- Low/Cost Spay and Neuter

September 1, 2017 September 2, 2017

Category: AuxiliaryWhitley's Peanut Benefit Event

September 3, 2017
September 4, 2017 September 5, 2017

Category: Media Appearance Wmbg AM740 Live with our Pet of the Week

September 6, 2017 September 7, 2017

Category: Media Appearance Hampton Roads Show: Pet Pal of the Week

September 8, 2017 September 9, 2017

Category: Community EngagementDrool in the Pool 2017

September 10, 2017
September 11, 2017 September 12, 2017

Category: Media Appearance Wmbg AM740 Live with our Pet of the Week

September 13, 2017

Category: AuxiliaryAuxiliary Meeting

September 14, 2017

Category: Community EngagementNeuter Scooter- Low/Cost Spay and Neuter

September 15, 2017 September 16, 2017 September 17, 2017
September 18, 2017

Category: Auxiliary2017 Make Par for Pets Golf Classic

September 19, 2017

Category: Media Appearance Wmbg AM740 Live with our Pet of the Week

September 20, 2017 September 21, 2017 September 22, 2017 September 23, 2017 September 24, 2017
September 25, 2017 September 26, 2017

Category: Media Appearance Wmbg AM740 Live with our Pet of the Week

September 27, 2017 September 28, 2017 September 29, 2017 September 30, 2017 October 1, 2017