Can you spare 2 hours of your time once a week? 

HSLC volunteers care for our dogs and cats until they go to a forever home.

We are in need of volunteers at the shelter to help us with the dogs and cats.

We will train you.

You will work as a team with other caring and generous volunteers who graciously give of their time to clean and socialize the dogs and cats.

We volunteer 7 days a week.

You will get to know and love our dogs and cats and rejoice with us when they go to their new forever homes.  That’s really what it’s all about.

Call (217-737-4042) or come into the shelter and fill out a volunteer application. Fulfilling our mission is dependent on our dedicated volunteers.

We can’t do this without you.

Volunteer Spotlight – Cherie Aper

Cherie Aper

Cherie is a Lincoln, IL resident. She has been volunteering at HSLC for 7 years!! Cherie works with the dogs at the shelter. For many years she worked outside with the dogs but recently started doing the indoor kennel cleaning. Her favorite part of volunteering is interacting with the dogs and showing them how much they are loved while waiting for their forever families.

Cherie has an 8-year-old beagle/dachshund mix named Wrigley, he was a rescue dog. In Cherie’s free time she loves spending time with her three grandkids!

From everyone at HSLC, thank you, Cherie, for all that you do!