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We need animal lovers, just like you.

Every year hundreds of Dubuque Regional Humane Society (DRHS) volunteers help make a difference in the lives of thousands of lost, abandoned, neglected, rescued or surrendered companion animals that come through our doors. No volunteer contribution is too small or insignificant – they all help us continue our efforts as a no-kill humane society committed to rescuing, supporting, educating and advocating for our companion animal friends!

The DRHS is pleased to announce that it has been certified by Points of Light, the

world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise!

Achieving Service Enterprise certification is a prestigious accomplishment for an

organization. In fact, organizations that certify join the top 11 percent of nonprofits

nationwide in volunteer management and organizational performance. Certification

signifies that organizations have the capability and management expertise to

strategically use volunteers to improve the performance of their organization. 

The DRHS completed an extensive assessment, over 20 hours of training and coaching, and an extensive internal planning and change process to better integrate volunteers into our human capital strategy. By achieving this level of excellence and certification, we are now better equipped to leverage the time and talent of volunteers and better meet our mission.

Interested in getting involved? Check out our volunteer opportunities below or contact our director of volunteer engagement.

PLEASE NOTE: Our community service program is completely separate from our volunteer program. If you are needing to complete community service hours, please call us at 563.582.6766.

POL - Service Enterprise - 2020 Certific

If you are already part of our volunteer program, Log into your account through the portal below.

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