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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
Ongoing program for individuals who are at least 16 years old

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

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 18 years old

Group Volunteer Program
Service program for adult community groups

Youth Opportunities
Youth Programs, Youth Camps, and Youth Summer Employment

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 pets who need extra care before being ready for adoption, or for pets to get a break from the shelter until they find their furever home.  We’re always looking for people interested in fostering pets in need, including those who need training or socialization, 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!Not able to take home a foster pet? You can still support our program- click here to make your gift.

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!

Not able to take home a foster pet? You can still support our program- click here to make your gift.

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

  • IndyHumane Adoption Center & Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic
  • at 7929 N. Michigan Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46268
  • Vaccine Hours
  • Monday / 1pm - 7pm
  • Tuesday / 1pm - 7pm
  • Wednesday / closed
  • Thursday / closed
  • Friday / 1pm - 7pm
  • Saturday / 11am - 6 pm
  • Sunday / closed
  • Visiting Hours
  • Monday / 1pm - 7pm
  • Tuesday / 1pm - 7pm
  • Wednesday / 1pm - 7pm
  • Thursday / closed
  • Friday / 1pm - 7pm
  • Saturday / 11am - 6 pm
  • Sunday / 11am - 4pm
  • Downtown Low-Cost Spay/Neuter & Vaccine Clinic
  • at 456 N. Holmes Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46222
  • Vaccine Hours
  • Monday / closed
  • Tuesday / closed
  • Wednesday / 4 - 6 pm
  • Thursday / 4 - 6 pm
  • Friday / 4 - 6 pm
  • Saturday / 10 am - 4 pm
  • Sunday / Schedule your spay/neuter surgery here