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:



These are independent projects organized primarily by you. Please contact Marsha Chrest if you have questions regarding fundraising 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 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.