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Animal Loving Volunteers Needed!

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ORGANIZATION: Humane Society of Elkhart County

  • 53 people are interested
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Volunteer Programs Include:

  • Adoption Events
  • Walking Dogs
  • Socializing and Grooming Cats and Dogs
  • Red Barn Resale Shop
  • Helping with Laundry and Dishes and other day to day necessities around the shelter
Shelter volunteers are required to attend a general orientation. Volunteers who wish to work directly with animals must also complete animal handling classes before working with animals.

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About Humane Society of Elkhart County


54687 CR 19, Bristol, IN 46507, US

Mission Statement

The Humane Society of Elkhart County is dedicated to promoting respect and responsibility to all animals and to the prevention of suffering and neglect through education, public service and adoption.


In the late 1930’s, there was a growing concern regarding the fate of unwanted and stranded animals. In 1939 a small band of interested individuals began to formally take on these unfortunate creatures. Their efforts lead to the formation of the Humane Society of Elkhart County which operates an animal shelter and serves as animal control for Elkhart County.

The Humane Society of Elkhart County is a private 501c3 Not-For-Profit organization and relies on community donations to help support its mission. HSEC is not a governmental agency. However, it is contracted by the county and some cities in Elkhart County to provide animal control services to support stray, abandoned and owner released animals in Elkhart County.

The Humane Society serves a community of over 200,000 people working in Elkhart County. It is estimated that over 60% of Elkhart County owns a pet. The Humane Society seeks to educate regarding proper animal care and various animal welfare issues.


Animals, Community, Environment


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54687 CR 19Bristol, IN 46507



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Fundraising
  • Retail / Sales
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Community Outreach


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • All volunteers must be at least 16 years old with the ability to work by themselves in a loud and stressful environment.

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