Volunteer

We simply could not do what we do without the generous participation of our volunteers!

They are vital to our mission of reducing animal shelter admissions and ending euthanasia as a form of population control in Iowa. Volunteering is the most precious gift of all.

We are always looking to add to our volunteer team! Do you have time to dedicate to our cause? All volunteers must be at least 18 years old and able to pass a basic background check.  If you are interested in volunteering for Iowa Humane Alliance, please contact Kathleen to sign up for one of our monthly volunteer orientations. Kathleen@iowahumanealliance.org

319-363-1225 (Clinic)

319-651-4394 (Mobile)

Orientations alternate between the first Tuesday and the first Saturday of the month. Check out Current Events Calendar for the next orientation


Currently we need volunteers in the following areas:

Spay/Neuter Clinic: Positions are available Monday through Friday from 7am- 10am for greeters and assistance with animal check in. We also have shifts available from 3-6pm for assistance with check out and cleaning. Other shifts may be available for helping with general cleaning and organizational tasks.

Administrative Work: Includes typing, stuffing envelopes, making copies and filing at the clinic. We are also looking for volunteers to work at home to create and edit literature and posters.

Community Liaison: Distribute literature about the IHA Regional Spay/Neuter Clinic’s services throughout a designated territory. Hang posters and deliver flyers to businesses and homes.

Fundraising:  Assist in planning and implementation of fundraising campaigns and events. Assist in contacting local businesses for donations through phone call, personal visits, letter and follow ups. Help with grant writing.

Special Events: Assist in facilitating special events such as fundraisers, mega adoption events,  and attendance at community festivals and fairs,  etc.

Outreach: Help us reach the clients most in need of our services by placing flyers in targeted neighborhoods, tabling at locations offering assistance to families, and organizing out reach events in communities in need.

Community Cat Team: Our Community Cat Team works to further the cause of feral and stray cats in our rural and urban communities. Assist with monthly TNR training classes, offer advice and counseling to clients working with community cats. Help identify funding sources for TNR projects. Occasionally, help with mass humane trapping projects.

Landscaping and Beautification: Help us improve the look of our building and grounds. We are looking for a team of gardeners to help us add planters to the front of our building and more. We could also use help with mowing, raking leaves and general up keep of the grounds.