Become a Volunteer

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Thank you for your interest in becoming an HSU Volunteer!

Volunteers in dog run

Thank you for your interest in supporting the animals at the Humane Society of Utah (HSU). Our Volunteer program is dedicated to ensuring that all volunteers have a meaningful and productive experience while ensuring that the animals receive the best care possible. For this reason, we have temporarily placed onboarding new volunteers on hold while we rework our volunteer program.

This Spring we will be rolling out our new and improved volunteer program, so please keep your eye on our website as the weather warms up to see how you can get involved!

Please keep in mind that there are many other ways to get involved to help the animals:

  • Come and spend time with the animals during our Adoption Lobby hours.

  • Bring a book and read to the cats in Kitty City.

  • Organize a donation drive to raise money and supplies.

  • Foster a pet to help them get ready for adoption.

  • Share our adoptable pets on social media to help them find new loving homes.

  • Advocate for animal adoption in your community.

Thank you again for all your support, and we look forward to meeting you in the spring!

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Court-Ordered Community Service

To get started as a court-ordered community service volunteer at HSU you will first need to contact the Volunteer Department by emailing We will email you back with a link to our court-ordered community service information page (please allow two to three business days for a response) where you will need to create a volunteer account and schedule to attend one of our bi-monthly court-ordered community service orientations.

Court-Ordered Community Service Requirements:

  • The minimum age for court-ordered community service volunteers at HSU is sixteen (16) years old. 
  • You MUST bring your court documents with you to your scheduled orientation. We will not accept charges that are violent, sexual, or animal related. We will accept drug or theft charges provided they are Class B or C Misdemeanors only.


For existing HSU volunteers to access your profile and schedules:

Volunteer Information Center