Become an HSFN Volunteer

Make a Difference – Become a HSFN volunteer!

The Humane Society for Greater Nashua is committed to providing each volunteer with a rewarding and productive experience. We offer a well-structured volunteer program and a chance to make a difference in the lives of our animals. HSFN also provides all the necessary orientations, training, and support.

Interested in volunteering with HSFN? Check out the steps below for how to get started!
Step 1: Check out the opportunities and requirements

We are happy to accept volunteer applications from interested individuals who want to work with our animals. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to work with our cats and 18 years of age to work with our dogs. There are several animal care needs within HSFN that are typically fulfilled by volunteers who work with companion cats, dogs, and a variety of small mammals. To safely and effectively serve as a volunteer at the animal shelter, volunteers must possess certain physical, mental, and emotional capacities. Before completing a volunteer application, please review the essential capabilities document to ensure you are capable of performing tasks that may be asked of you.

After you have reviewed the essential capabilities document and you are confident that you are capable of fulfilling tasks that may be asked of you, you are now ready to complete step 2. A determination will be made to best match your interests and abilities with our current volunteer openings. We also ask for a regular time commitment in your chosen volunteer position. Please contact Chelsey Logan Director of Volunteer Resources, with any volunteer questions at (603) 889-2275 ext. 25 or by email.

Step 2: Submit an Application

We are thrilled you have started the process of becoming an HSFN volunteer!

Click Here to access out online application.

Step 3. Wait for an invitation to orientation

We are so glad that you have decided to volunteer here at the Humane Society for Greater Nashua.

Our director of Volunteer Resources will review your application and get back to you with more information and an invitation to volunteer orientation. If you have any questions email

Your Donation Matters

We are engaged in rescues and providing care to over 2,500 animals annually, but we can't do it alone. Donations help assure we have a safe and healthy place for stray, unwanted and rescued animals and help us get them well and adopted. Please consider making a gift, thank you.

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Cleaning cages, organizing dog room, maintaining laundry room. etc.

Community Service

Have you been appointed Court Mandated Community Service hours? Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants are accepted only if certain requirements can be met and if there is availability at that time. 


Cleaning cages, grooming, socializing, organizing cat rooms, etc.


The purpose of the Young Professionals Advisory Committee(YPAC) is to provide ways for our younger supporters to get involved by creating leadership opportunities within our organization. 


Become part of our fundraising and event efforts.

Foster Care

Care for sick, pregnant or baby animals in your home until they are strong enough to be adopted. A separate application is needed for this position. Click here to fill out foster application.


Typing, filing, general office work.

Maintenance/Grounds keeping

Mowing, week whacking, grooming trails. etc. May also include basic repairs and shed maintenance.