Animals & Adoption
HHS Thrift Shop
There are as many ways to help the animals as there are people in this world. We have a number of structured programs (Volunteering, Fostering, Donating, ThriftShop assistance) that fit the needs of animal lovers. However, we have the flexibility to work with you in any manner you feel is appropriate.
Volunteering and Community Service
Here you will find some basic job descriptions, but the work that our volunteers do is as individual as the animals they do it for. Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers' ideas, suggestions and talents are always welcome.
Together we will build a more compassionate community and a first-rate shelter environment.
For Court-Ordered Community Service, please fill out a community service application.
Orientation and Training
All new volunteers must attend an orientation interview at the shelter to discuss opportunities and interests. Schedule your interview with Heartland at email@example.com or (541) 757-9000 x104
If you are a court-ordered community service volunteer, please call the shelter for more details.
From scout troops and youth groups to fraternities, sororities, and adult service organizations, we love to provide service opportunities for groups of all kinds!
For youth opportunities please inquire with Education Coordinator Lauren Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (541)757-9000x108
For opportunities for college and beyond please inquire with Heartland at email@example.com or call (541) 757-9000 x104
Youth volunteering is open to all ages. Youth 15 and under are required to be supervised by an adult, so we encourage parents to be involved with the child(ren)'s volunteering service. Like adult volunteers, youth volunteers age 8 and up are also required to complete a volunteer application, found above, and attend an orientation.
Kindness Kids' Club is a supervised youth volunteer program during the school year for youth ages 8 to 15. Heartland Staff will provide supervision during program hours.
Youth Volunteer Leaders
Any youth age 12 to 15 who have completed 25 hours of volunteer service will be allowed under agreement with Heartland Staff and legal guardian to volunteer without adult supervision.
The foster program is designed to keep as many animals in the caring hands of foster volunteers as possible, while leaving more room at our facility to house the increasing numbers of pets coming into Heartland. Animals sent into foster care are primarily kittens too young for the shelter environment, animals who have special health or medical needs, and animals who need extra socialization.
Heartland Humane Society Thrift Shop
Heartland Humane Society Thrift Shop, located in downtown Corvallis, accepts donations of furniture, housing goods, books, toys, collectibles, clothing, and accessories. The sale of these items benefits HHS and keeps useful goods out of landfills. Income generated by the Thrift Shop totals 28% of Heartland's income! The Shop is entirely managed and staffed by volunteers.
Heartland is an Open Paw Shelter. Open Paw is a program that reduces the stress for dogs while they are in the kennels and provides basic training. Open Paw engages volunteers, staff, and even the visiting public. Volunteers who work with our dogs must be trained in the Open Paw program which is structured and provides the framework for our volunteer program.
Meet Your Match
Heartland volunteers and staff are training to offer the ASPCA Meet Your Match program. Meet Your Match is a scientifically designed program to categorize cats based on their "feline-ality." Knowing a cat's basic personality, and then matching them with the desired traits of an adopter, will increase adoptions and decrease returns.