volunteer opportunities

IndyHumane maintains an active volunteer program, an integral part of our daily operations. As an independent non-profit organization, we rely on the assistance or caring, hard-working volunteers in all of our programs. There are several ways to donate your time to IndyHumane. Learn more about our volunteer and foster programs:

become a volunteer

We couldn’t do what we do without the help of our incredible team of volunteers, and we hope you’ll join that team and be part of a community who is changing the lives of homeless dogs and cats!

Click on the links below for program details and information on how to get started!

Shelter Volunteer Program
On-going program for individuals who are at least 16-years-old

Parent & Me Volunteer Program
On-going program for students who are at least 8-years-old with an adult partner

Pat’s Paws Teen “Trainor” Club
Service program for 13 to 15-year-olds

Summer Volunteer Program
Summer program for individuals who are at least 16-years-old

Community Service Hour Program 
Service hour program for individuals who are at least 13-years-old

Group Volunteer Program
Service program for adult community groups

Youth Camps & Camp Staff
Summer Camps, Fall Camps, and camp employment opportunities

Have questions? 

We’re here to help!  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact: 317.876.2420 or email us.

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current volunteers

become a foster parent

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The Nonie Krauss Foster Care Program is designed to help the animals in our shelter who need extra time before being ready for adoption. We’re currently looking for people interested in fostering a variety of animals in need, including animals with minor behavior issues, animals in need of medical treatment, puppies and kittens too young for adoption, and moms with puppies or kittens.

How do I become a foster parent?

  1. Fill out the online Foster Care Application/Waiver and Foster Parent Agreement and submit it to the Foster Care Coordinator.
  2. After reviewing your application, the Foster Care Coordinator will contact you to discuss the program further.
  3. Take home your first foster animal!

Have questions? We’re here to help!  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact: 317.872.5650 x111 or email us.

The Nonie Krauss Foster Care Program is designed to help the animals in our shelter who need extra time before being ready for adoption. We’re currently looking for people interested in fostering a variety of animals in need, including animals with minor behavior issues, animals in need of medical treatment, puppies and kittens too young for adoption, and moms with puppies or kittens.

How do I become a foster parent?

  1. Fill out the online Foster Care Application/Waiver and Foster Parent Agreement and submit it to the Foster Care Coordinator.
  2. After reviewing your application, the Foster Care Coordinator will contact you to discuss the program further.
  3. Take home your first foster animal!

Have questions? We’re here to help!  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact: 317.872.5650 x111 or email us.

current foster parents

Adoption Hours
Monday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / 1pm – 7pm
Wednesday / 1pm – 7pm
Thursday / Closed
Friday / 1pm – 7pm
Saturday / 11am – 6pm
Sunday / 11am – 4pm

location
Humane Society of Indianapolis
7929 N. Michigan Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46268

Vaccine Hours
Monday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / Closed
Thursday / Closed
Friday / 1pm – 7pm
Saturday / 11am – 6pm
Sunday / Closed
Animal Welfare Center
Monday / surgery only
Tuesday / surgery only
Wednesday / 10am - 6pm
Thursday / surgery only
Friday / surgery
Saturday / 10am - 6pm
Sunday / closed

location
Animal Welfare Center
45 N. Holmes Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46222

Adoption Hours
Monday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / 1pm – 7pm
Wednesday / 1pm – 7pm
Thursday / Closed
Friday / 1pm – 7pm
Saturday / 11am – 6pm
Sunday / 11am – 4pm
Vaccine Hours
Monday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / Closed
Thursday / Closed
Friday / 1pm – 7pm
Saturday / 11am – 6pm
Sunday / Closed

location
Humane Society of Indianapolis
7929 N. Michigan Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46268

Animal Welfare Center
Monday / surgery only
Tuesday / surgery only
Wednesday / 10am - 6pm
Thursday / surgery only
Friday / surgery
Saturday / 10am - 6pm
Sunday / closed

location
Animal Welfare Center
45 N. Holmes Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46222