Volunteering at the Haven

Become part of the story.

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Volunteer Training


10:00 AM

Volunteer Training

10:00 AM -- TBA

Learn how to be a member of the Haven team!  We will focus on animal care, feeding, socializing and cleanup. Must be at least 16 years old, have a love of animals, and do light to medium lifting.

Want to register?  Please, complete the Volunteer Application, Waiver and RSVP to Alison@HerculesHaven.org or call 319.743.8446.

Online Volunteer Application

Waiver and Liability Form (Print and mail, or bring to training)


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at the Haven

Volunteering at the Haven

The Haven welcomes volunteers (16 and over) 365 days a year.  We need passionate hearts who can care for animals, help guests grow grow healing relationships with the furry residents, respect all creatures (and people) and assist with the tasks of daily operation.  

* Youth from 10-15 years old can volunteer if they are assisted by their parent or guardian.  Parent or guardian must complete an application.

After you have completed our Volunteer Training, schedule your shifts here -- Volunteer SignUp

We're using SignUp.com to organize our volunteer scheduling.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/VgTSOSd
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Animal Care and Clean-Up

Animal Care and Clean-Up is twice a day, every day.  Our babies don't take a break from eating, drinking and pooping.  They need food, water, grooming, belly rubs, fresh bedding, friendly interaction and room service (cleaning up poop).  Morning chores are between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM.  Evening chores are between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM.  It is helpful, but not necessary to lift 20 to 50 lbs.

Construction & Repair

Build fences, cut down trees, repair/upgrade buildings.  There is always a task at the Haven.

Fundraising and Marketing

Assist with a Haven fundraiser or plan and host you own event.  Help us make a connection with a corporate sponsor.  If you have a flair for research and writing, the Haven could use a Grant Writer.  

We need a gifted Marketing Specalist willing to share our stories.