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

Brand Ambassador

Cat Socializer

Customer Relations

Dog Walker

Environmental Team, Animal Care

Errands, Odd Jobs & General Help

Graphic Design


Humane Education Assistant

Humane Education Therapy Team

Meal Preparation

Medical Team, Animal Care

Small Animal Socializer

Special Events

To apply to become a volunteer, click here.

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

Based on the needs of EBHS, we accept court ordered and non-court ordered community service volunteers looking to fulfill a specific amount of volunteer hours. Community Service volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and not have charges that include theft and/or abuse or neglect of people or animals. Community service volunteer shifts are 3 hours long and are pre-scheduled with the Volunteer Manager before the start of volunteering. Hours must be between 9a-6p Monday through Friday. We do not offer weekend volunteering for community service volunteers. 

To apply to become a community service volunteer, click here.

Current EBHS volunteers: to access your volunteer portal, please click here for mobile users and here for desktop users.