Did You Know?
Animals need your help—and there are lots of ways you can get involved.
Do you prefer to do hands-on animal care or behind-the-scenes administrative work? Do you want to work with a group of people or on projects by yourself? Do you like structure? Do you prefer a learning environment where you can gain new skills or do you prefer to use the skills you already have? Spending time considering these factors will help you determine which of the options you’re considering will be the best fit. Get more tips and suggestions to help make sure you have the best volunteer experience possible »
Interested in volunteering with The HSUS? There are many ways to connect with us as a volunteer—from helping animals at our care centers, to serving with our rescue and response teams, to organizing events and grassroots outreach in your community, and more.
What to Know before you volunteer
Search for volunteer opportunities by state:
The HSUS has volunteer and internship opportunities all around the country, including ways you can help from your own home. Select your state to find an opportunity near you.
Or search by area of interest:
- Train to become an HSUS Animal Rescue Team volunteer »
- Provide hands-on care at one of our animal care centers »
- Help people and pets in New York City »
- Help communities and pets in Atlanta, Chicago, L.A., or Philadelphia »
- Monitor one of our wildlife sanctuaries »
- Provide veterinary support in rural areas »
- Help farm animals right from your home »
- Support your state director »
- More opportunities »
Other Ways to Get Involved
Even if you can't volunteer, there are many ways you can connect with us, get involved with our campaigns, support our work, and spread the word. How to help
Little changes can add up to a big difference for animals. See what you can do every day and around your community to help celebrate animals and confront cruelty. What you can do
Gain valuable experience in animal protection. Search by location in the map above or browse through all of our available internships. all internships
Don't see a match here for your skills or interests? There are countless ways to help animals in your community and beyond, whether with us or a local animal organization. The most important thing is to get involved. Find other opportunities
Making your voice heard for animals is easier than ever. See what legislation we're working on in your community and across the country. Beyond legislation, you can take a pledge to stop puppy mills, adopt your next pet, and more. See how you can help