Our volunteers are the life force behind our organization! From helping to distribute pet food, to sitting with shy dogs, to assisting in surgery & wellness – and everything in between, our volunteers help us keep the wheels running & achieve our mission.
Volunteer Hours for School or Community Service
Do you need to complete mandatory volunteer hours? Please send us an email with the following 4 items to [email protected].
- Your legal name
- Date of birth
- Required hours
- Due date
Group Volunteer Day
Does your group want to schedule a volunteer day with us? Please send an email with details to [email protected].
Flexible Volunteer Opportunities
Sign up for your volunteer shift now to help feed pets in our community across Allen County. No commitment required. Click below to sign up for one of the days below:
Tuesday Bagging 1 pm – 4 pm
Thursday Bagging 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday Distribution: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Take a short orientation and check out a dog for a pup cup or the whole day! You can explore our beautiful local trails or visit your favorite Paw Friendly business.
Want to get connected to your community and volunteer close to home? Then join our Pet Promises Team! Volunteers help homebound pet owners and educate the community on how Humane Fort Wayne can help keep beloved pets in their home.
Did you know there are approximately 16,000 stray cats in Allen County? Want to help end cat overpopulation and make Fort Wayne a no kill community? Learn how to TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) cats in your neighborhood!
Want To Donate More Time?
Our clinic, shelter, and local PetSmarts are always looking for regular, committed volunteers.
Read more about each location to see if you might be a good fit. Click on the available positions for a detailed description.
Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic
1333 Maycrest Drive
Want to help pet owners have access to low cost Spay, Neuter & Wellness Services? Apply to join our Clinic Team! Volunteers at this location must commit to a weekly or every-other-week schedule for at least 6 months. Volunteer shifts are available Monday through Friday.
Clinic Volunteer Opportunities
|Post Surgery & Prep|
|Pack Room Assistant|
|Surgical Assistant (Beach)|
|Customer Service Volunteer|
Adoption Center & Shelter
4914 S. Hanna Street
Interested in caring for our animals at our shelter location? Volunteers at this location are required to complete a minimum of 4 hours per month for a minimum of 6 months and stay current on additional training and procedures. Volunteer shifts are available every day.
Shelter Volunteer Opportunities
|Food & Enrichment Prep|
|Bathing & Grooming|
|Puppy Class Assistant|
|Adoption & Intake Cleaning|
|Enrichment & Socialization|
|Cat Pawsitive Pro|
|Customer Service Volunteer|
|Pet Food Bank|
Fort Wayne PetSmart Stores
Lima • Maysville • Apple Glen
Interested in caring for and socializing our adoptable cats at a PetSmart location? Volunteers at this location are required to commit to one day a week for at least 6 months.
|PetSmart Volunteer Position|