Oregon Humane Society

There are many opportunities to help animals for those who would like to work at home or who can only make a one-time visit to the shelter.


Volunteer Off-Site

If you can’t make the commitment to volunteer in the shelter or are under the age of 12, you can still help the animals from home:


  • Make treats for animals and drop them off at the shelter.
  • Fund raise for the animals. For ideas, go here.
  • Raise funds at school. For ideas, go here.
  • Organize a food or supply Drive. For ideas, go here.


These are independent projects organized primarily by you. Please contact Marsha Crest if you have questions regarding fund raising and food/supply drives. Items you make or collect can be brought to the shelter during open hours. Thank you for helping OHS pets!


If you need someone to sign-off on the volunteer hours you put into the above projects, please contact the Youth/Group Volunteer Coordinator before bringing in your donations. Thank you!



Short-Term Volunteer Opportunities

If you can’t make a long-term commitment to the animals at OHS, but would like to volunteer for a one-time visit, you can:


  • If you are 12-17 years of age and would like to schedule a one-time, animal socialization visit at the shelter, please email us to inquire about available dates.
  • Gather a group of friends and volunteerĀ  who can work on a one-time project. To learn more, go here.
  • Volunteer with projects set up through our partners at Hands-On-Portland. Projects include animal socialization and grounds maintenance. Please visit Hands-On-Portland for more details.