How to Volunteer

We are always looking for people who can help us save the lives of more dogs and cats. If you love animals and would like to help out in ways other than fostering, please read below to learn about volunteer opportunities.

Ready to Volunteer?
Fill out the Volunteer Application

What types of volunteer opportunities are available?

  • Intake Volunteer
  • Office Hours Volunteer
  • Let Out Volunteer
  • Event Transport Volunteer
  • Home Visit Volunteer
  • Transport Volunteer
  • Community/Fundraiser Event Volunteer
  • Secondhand Hope Volunteer
  • Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR)

How Do I Become a Volunteer?

Here is how becoming a volunteer with Secondhand Hounds works:

You fill out the Volunteer Application which goes to our Volunteer Coordinator.

Your application is reviewed, and you will be sent some additional information about our organization. You will be required to complete a Volunteer Agreement online as well. Click here to download our Volunteer Handbook.

You will be contacted by our Volunteer Coordinator for various tasks through our weekly volunteer email.

Your choices listed on the volunteer application will determine what emails you receive from us. You can always be added or removed from various lists if your interests change. To be removed, please fill out this form.

It is up to you how much you volunteer! We have activities going on throughout the week that need volunteer support. You can choose to help more or less depending on your schedule.

How Old Do I Need to Be to Volunteer?

  • Intake/Let Outs/Home Visits – must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Office Hours – at age 16 you can assist with office hours, and ages 18+ can volunteer alone.
  • Event/Transport – ages 12+ can volunteer with a parent/guardian, and ages 18+ can volunteer alone.


If you have any questions on becoming a volunteer, please email Beth at:

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