Volunteer with EBHS

Volunteers play an important role at Elmbrook Humane Society (EBHS) as they allow us to offer high-quality care to our animals while helping to contain costs all while ensuring the animals in our care remain happy and healthy while they wait for their forever homes. Volunteers can be found in all aspects of our organization, from those who help with special events to those who work directly with the adoptable animals and assist staff in ensuring they all have clean beds to lay their heads on at night.

Our complete list of volunteer opportunities is listed below. Please click on each position to learn more about it; commitments, age and other requirements, responsibilities, qualifications and shift times.

Here is a complete list of Volunteer Opportunities:

Animal Transport

Behavior Team, Animal Care

Brand Ambassador

Cat Socializer

Counseling Team, Animal Care

Customer Relations

Dog Walker

Environmental Team, Animal Care

Errands, Odd Jobs & General Help

Graphic Design


Humane Education Assistant

Medical Team, Animal Care

PetSmart Cat Care

Small Animal Socializer

Special Events

Once you have reviewed our opportunities, please read and fill out the volunteer application in its entirety, which can be found here:  volunteer application. Please then email the application to our Volunteer Coordinator at becky@ebhs.org, fax it in to 262.782.3356 or mail it to us at 20950 Enterprise Ave, Brookfield WI 53045. *Be sure to save the file to your computer before emailing it. Our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you within 10 business days of receiving your application.

Junior Volunteers

Elmbrook Humane Society allows children as young as 12 years old to volunteer in certain volunteer activities. To learn more about Junior Volunteering, please click here.

Our Junior Volunteer Release Form (for parental consent) can be found here.

Group Opportunities

We welcome group volunteers to EBHS to help us with tasks such as deep cleaning, organizing, doing laundry and dishes, seasonal grounds keeping, and other tasks as they are needed.

We are able to facilitate groups of 10 before 1:00pm on Monday-Friday in 2 hour shifts. Group volunteer individuals must be 16 years or older. If you are interested in group volunteering, please email becky@ebhs.org.

Have a group larger than 10 people? We are looking for 200+ volunteers to help us at Wagfest, one of our largest fundraisers of the year, which is held the Saturday after Labor Day, annually. If your large group is interested in helping out, please email becky@ebhs.org.

Can’t come to the shelter and volunteer? Check out the How to Help tab on our webpage for other ways you and your group can get involved.

Court Ordered OR School Required Community Service Volunteers

EBHS accepts court ordered and school required community service volunteers who meet the following requirements: 16 years or older, individual does not have any offenses that pertain to any form of abuse or neglect to animals or humans. Community service volunteer shifts are 3 hours long between the hours of 9:00am-6:00pm Monday through Friday. We are unable to offer community service or court ordered volunteer time on Saturday or Sunday.

Community Service Volunteer Application