Volunteering

03/23/20 UPDATE for Current Shelter Volunteers:

At this time, we continue to welcome our current volunteers and we thank everyone for their efforts during these difficult times. Each person must make their own decisions about their comfort level during this situation and we encourage those with age- or health-related concerns to play it safe. Recommendations for all on-site volunteers are listed on the check-in binder but are repeated here:

– If you are experiencing a fever and a cough, please do not come to the shelter
– Wash your hands frequently with soap and water
– Maintain a 3 – 6 foot distance between people whenever possible
– Wipe down or wash frequently-touched surfaces like doorknobs, sink handles and counters
– Ask for latex gloves if you are concerned about disease transmission

Circumstances are evolving rapidly and we are trying to adapt, just like everyone else. With that in mind, we recommend that all volunteers check this page before heading to the shelter.

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Our volunteers are essential to our organization, and we could not perform our mission without them. Volunteers are active in every level of our organization, from animal care and client service to data entry and maintenance. Are you ready for a rewarding experience helping people and animals in your community? Click here to download a volunteer application now!

Before you join us as a volunteer, we request that you first attend a brief but informative orientation at the Ramona Road adoption center. This orientation is generally an hour long, and you’ll learn all about the HSLC and the different roles performed by our volunteers. After that, we’ll work together to find a volunteer position that fits your interests. Check out our “Events” page for upcoming volunteer orientation dates! (Stay tuned! Orientations will be scheduled soon!)

Questions regarding volunteering may be directed to our Board of Directors at hslcboard@gmail.com

Senior Project

Need to complete a senior project to fulfill high school graduation requirements? Volunteer with the Humane Society of Lebanon County! Click here for more information and to download our under 18 volunteer application.  Questions regarding Senior Projects may be directed to our Board of Directors at hslcboard@gmail.com

Girl/Boy Scouts

Are you a Scout earning a merit badge or completing your Eagle or Gold Scout service project? Contact us with your project plans. Please reach out to our Board of Directors at hslcboard@gmail.com

Community Service
The Humane Society of Lebanon County accepts applicants to perform court-ordered community service hours at the main shelter in Myerstown. To apply, please fill out this application and mail to Board of Directors, HSLC, 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA 17067, email to hslcboard@gmail.com, fax to 717-866-2782, or drop it off in person at the shelter. In addition to submitting the application, please submit a copy of your photo ID and the court order for the community service, including contact info for your probation officer. Once all paperwork is submitted you will be contacted to schedule your hours. Please note: depending on the number of applicants we have at the time, and how many hours you must complete, we may not be able to accommodate you immediately or at all. All community service applicants MUST be 18 years of age or older.