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 – Lee Hahn

Lee Hahn

Lee is a resident of Lincoln, IL and has been a HSLC volunteer for 9 years! Lee started volunteering as a member of the HSLC Board of Directors. While on the board, he was the HSLC Treasurer for apx. 4 years. As a board member he thought it was important he understand the workings of the shelter, so at that time he started helping work in the dog area at the shelter. Once Lee left the board, he decided to continue volunteering a few times a week in the dog area at the shelter as well as assist with HSLC fundraisers.

Lee says the best part of volunteering is helping take care of and socializing with the animals, but notes that over his nine years of service he has met some really great people. Lee and his wife Adrienne have two pets; a cat named “Fuzzy” and a golden/lab mix “Lady”. Lady is a HSLC adoptee! She was unfortunately brought back to HSLC two times, but for no faults of her own. As soon as she returned the second time, Lee and Adrienne knew they had to make her a part of their family as they had lost their family dog. Lady has been with them for three years now.

Lee is retired but has many past times! He enjoys golfing, painting and is secretly a “Math Geek”. He spends a few minutes most days working on algebra or calculus problems. Lee has previously displayed his art work during Lincoln’s Art and Balloon festival, but he does have permanent displays around town, most notably there are three of his paintings at ALMH in Lincoln.

From everyone at HSLC, thank you Lee for all that you do and have done