Volunteering at Homeward Bound

Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time and energy to Homeward Bound: Addison County’s Humane Society.  Volunteers play an important role in helping us achieve our Mission.

We have recently revised our volunteer program to make sure we can provide a meaningful experience for our volunteers that also supports the shelter.  Please click here for a Volunteer Application.  For complete descriptions of each volunteer position, please click on the job title(s) listed below that interest you.

If you are a current Homeward Bound volunteer, please email Michelle at mshubert@homewardboundanimals.org with  any immediate questions. We will be in touch with you shortly about how these changes may impact your volunteer experience.

We have some youth volunteer opportunities for children who are accompanied on a one-to-one basis by an adult (21+) volunteer.  Some opportunities are available to accompanied children of all ages and some are restricted to children 10+.


Super Scrubber

Cat Waitstaff

Small Animal Buddy

Waggin Dog Walker

Community Cat Room (CCR) Cat Pal

Condo Cat Companion

Community Cat Room (CCR) Housekeeper

Thanks for your interest in volunteering!  For more general information about volunteering and to learn about the shelter, please click here to read our Volunteer Handbook

We have an ongoing need for volunteers who are willing to use their own cars to help us drive animals to and from their spay and neuter appointments at area vet hospitals. This volunteer job requires availability at 8 in the morning and/or mid-late afternoon. This is a great opportunity for people who live in Middlebury and commute to other towns.

If you are interested in joining our band of Transport Volunteers please complete and return this form:  Transport Volunteer Application



Current Volunteers

We are now exclusively using Track It Forward to record volunteer hours!   You should have received an email from Track It Forward with a link to finish setting up your account.  If you didn’t receive it or if you need help setting up your account, please email Michelle at mshubert@homewardboundanimals.org.  She is happy to sit down with you and walk you through how to use Track It Forward.

 Click here for a brief picture tutorial on how to set up and use your account.