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 – Kryton, Telsi and Collene Harvey

Collene and her two children, Kryton and Telsi, reside in Lincoln, IL and have been volunteering at HSLC for almost two years. The Harvey’s love cats and dogs, so they volunteer at the shelter with whatever animal area has the greatest need. They have socialized with the dogs outside and currently help take care of the cats.

They all agree the best part of volunteering is spending time with all the amazing animals. Collene stated “They are loving, loyal, non-judgmental creatures with individual personalities. I think they each always take a piece of our hearts with them as they find their forever homes. Their cuddles are priceless. We are very grateful for the time we’ve had to spend at the HSLC and for having met some amazing volunteers as well as animals while volunteering there. We started out helping at the HSLC because of our love of animals and, it was important that Kryton and Telsi learn it’s far more rewarding to help others, be a part of a bigger picture, and to commit and follow through with choices you make in life. ”

The Harvey’s have a six year old cat named Bieber, who is a full-fledged member of the family! Besides being volunteers for HSLC, Kryton likes to go bowling and Telsi loves to attend LJHS ball games with her friends. The Harvey’s also help foster cats with special needs and provide them with loving care for as long as they need.

From all of us at HSLC, thank you for all you do!