Please note that we are not currently accepting new volunteer applications for shelter positions.   If you have submitted an application recently, we will be in touch with you when we have the staff resources available for your orientation and training.  Thanks for your patience! 

If you are interested in becoming a foster care provider or a transport driver, please scroll down for the appropriate application. 



For more general information about volunteering and to learn about the shelter, please click here to read our Volunteer Handbook.

Foster Care Providers

We are always looking for volunteers willing to become Foster Care providers. Foster Care providers open their hearts and homes to the shelter's most vulnerable residents, from tiny kittens to old dogs, and are the reason we can help all the animals who come to us. Homeward Bound provides training, supplies and resources for foster parents. If you are interested, please complete a Foster Care Provider Application and send it into us via email to chriso@homewardboundanimals.org. We'll be in touch shortly!

Transport Volunteers

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. 

Contact Details

Adoption Center Hours

Tuesday - Saturday
12pm to 5pm