Current Volunteer Needs

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

We are also looking for volunteers to help during the 4-Day Plant Sale.

Volunteer shifts:

Wednesday, May 8th  3:00PM to 7:00PM
(Organize and accept plant donations/prep for sale)

Thursday, May 9th  3:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Friday, May 10th   3:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 11th   9:30 AM to 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Sunday May 12th   9:30 AM to 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Have a green thumb? 
Do you have plans to divide your hostas, peonies, lilies and other garden perennials? Would you be willing to start some annual flowers or herbs for our sale? How about donating a few starter vegetable plants, like tomatoes or eggplant! It’s all welcome and appreciated and helps us raise much needed funding for lifesaving spay and neuter programs and services!


Let us know your plant donation plans so that we know what we might be able to offer at the sale.

Donate your empty glass yogurt jars and the IHA craft team
will make fun planters out of them to sell at the IHA 4-Day Plant Sale.
Drop off your yogurt jars at the IHA Clinic during our regular business hours or by special arrangement with

We need donations of auction items and bottles of wine for fundraising events throughout the year. Examples of possible auction items could be: gift certificate, baskets or wine, to travel or luxury packages. Have an idea? Let us know which businesses you plan to approach, and we can prepare a request letter for you. As a 501(c)3 organization, donations may be tax deductible and we are happy to provide an in-kind receipt upon request.

IHA’s Board of Directors is crucial to our mission and organizational sustainability. We are always looking for dedicated individuals and community leaders to join our Board who share our commitment to animal welfare in Eastern Iowa.

We are flexible when it comes to volunteers and the time they can give us. We appreciate anything you can offer and will help accommodate to what you feel comfortable with. Contact our volunteer coordinator Kathleen at or (319) 363-1225 for more information.