Note: All volunteers are required to attend PAWS training. The schedule of classes and sign up information is located here. Effective July 1, 2019, any volunteer who has not completed PAWS training will no longer be eligible to volunteer at the shelter.  

Current Volunteers

Thank you for taking the steps to become a volunteer at The Humane Society of Delaware County.  We are so thankful for your dedication to making our shelter a better place for the animals! If you have any questions about the volunteer program, please contact Debra at . Volunteering regularly is one of the best ways you can help the animals. Consistent positive interactions between volunteers, staff, and the animals makes for a great environment. Please don't hesitate to ask staff members any questions you may have.

New volunteers must complete the HSDC volunteer orientation training in order to sign up for volunteer shifts. If you have not completed volunteer orientation, you can obtain information on how to sign up here

Volunteering in the Shelter 


The HSDC has a schedule-based volunteer program.  We are currently transitioning our volunteer program to a new software system which is why there are two sign-up options. Sign Up Genius will be discontinued after July 1st .  


If you have completed PAWS training, please use the red Volunteer Log In button above to sign in and schedule your volunteer time at the shelter. If you have not completed PAWS but have previously volunteered at the shelter, please use the Sign-Up Genius button below to sign up for volunteer shifts in various areas of the shelter.  


Please note that shelter staff are counting on you to honor your commitment to show up - on time, and work the shift that you have signed up to do. Please update the sign up information in a timely manner if you cannot work. This will give other volunteers an opportunity to fill the slot! 


Volunteer Role Information


Cat Assistant

Office Assistant or Greeter


Dog Assistant



On-the-Go Event Volunteers


Current volunteers can sign up to volunteer at On-the-Go Events through the button below. This is a fun way to volunteer and helps our pets get noticed!  The events are a lot of fun and are a great way to get to know other volunteers and our animals.  Any questions about volunteering at events should be directed to Debra Leckrone at



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