Check out our new hours. Most DCHS and Wildlife Center services are by appointment only, including reuniting lost animals, surrendering a pet, wildlife rehabilitation, and more. Adoption visits are first-come, first-served. We recommend checking our current waitlist prior to your visit.

Group Volunteer Experience

Gather your colleagues, friends, and neighbors to make a difference for the people and animals that rely on DCHS. Your team will tour DCHS's Main Shelter, assist with mission critical tasks, and socialize with adoptable animals! Mission critical tasks can include: yard work (weather dependent), making enrichment items, cleaning, making cat beds, and more!

    Group volunteer experiences occur every Wednesday between the hours of 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. We have two options available to best suit your group:

    Small Pack

    • For groups up to 6 people
    • 2 hour session, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • $300 donation required

    Large Pack

    • For groups up to 12 people
    • 3 hour session, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • $500 donation required

    To schedule your experience please click the register button.

    If you have any questions, please contact DCHS Events.

    Register for a Group Volunteer Experience

    Offsite Volunteer Opportunities

    Get your group together for a project on your own and deliver the results of your efforts to us after you are done having fun!

    Host an Independent Event

    Host a Donation Drive

    Make Cat Beds

    Knit or Crochet Nests for Baby Birds

    Build Squirrel Boxes

    Adoption Posters

    Critter Treats & Fun

    Adoption Day Kits

    Community Volunteer Opportunities

    Each year events like Brat Fest, Run Mad Town, Madison Marathon and Taste of Madison need volunteer help. The event holder will compensate DCHS for your time if you volunteer at their event and identify Dane County Humane Society as the charity you are sponsoring. Anyone can do this, sign up is easy and it’s a fun way to help animals at DCHS. You do not need to be a DCHS volunteer. You can help individually or have your friends, family or co-workers join you.

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