P.O. Box 351
If you're interested in volunteering your time to HART, please review our volunteer Code of Conduct then complete a volunteer application and return it to HART. Call us at 829-4116 or send us an e-mail to further discuss our volunteer opportunities.
HART’s Community Service Volunteer Policy
HART’s Community Service Volunteer (CSV) program is designed for individuals who are seeking short-term volunteer opportunities (court-ordered, educational, etc).
Applicants will be placed according to shelter needs. Volunteer activities may include cleaning cat rooms or common areas, laundry, dishes, yard work, and other general shelter upkeep tasks.
Community Service for Students:
Volunteers in this category generally have a small amount of community service hours they must obtain to satisfy educational requirements. Students 16 years or older can apply, but must have parent/guardian approval. An adult must accompany student volunteers between the ages of 13 and 16 while they are at the shelter.
Volunteers required to satisfy a specific number of community service hours according to a court mandate must be 18 years or older. In order to apply for a community service volunteer position at HART, the offense(s) must not pertain to theft, animal abuse, sexual offense, or violence. A copy of court documentation of the offense(s) must be provided and each application is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity -either short or long term at HART -please contact the email below
Return completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
We are looking for people to fill the following special positions. If you have the skills to perform the following roles and want to volunteer, please call or e-mail the contact person listed.
Publicity/community outreach - Broaden awareness of HART's work in Greater Portland through communication with schools, animal welfare groups, community agencies, and the media. Strong writing and communication skills needed. For more information, contact: Joann Wallace.
Transporters for spay/neuter appointments: Drivers are needed to transport our kitties to their veterinary appointments in the Greater Portland area. For more information, contact: Sharon Lewis.
Shelter cleaners: We are always in need of help to keep our shelter clean and to put ample food and water down for the kitties. The cleaning teams work mornings, 7 days a week. For more information, contact: Sharon Lewis or Laura Edgar (829-4116).
Foster families for kittens: Families are needed to provide a temporary, loving home to our kittens. Socialization is very important to their development and eventual readiness for adoption. Kitten season has grown to last all year long. This is a very fun and rewarding experience for the entire family. For more information, contact: Joann Wallace .
Fundraising events: We are continually staging events to raise funds in order to maintain our "friendships" with all our wonderful vets. If you're interested in learning more about these events and/or want to get involved, please contact Sharon Lewis.
Click here for our foster application.
A sampling of various tasks that volunteers here at HART handle include the following: