We so appreciate everyone's concern for the well-being of the animals still at KHS. Please know we are well prepared to care for our #khspets by our staff. Those that needed to be placed in foster have been. If and when we need extra fosters, we will let you know. Thank you in advance for your willingness to care for our pets!

Welcome and thank you for your interest in volunteering at KHS!   


To start your volunteer experience with KHS:

  • Review all current volunteer opportunities and requirements by following the link in the right hand column.
  • Email our Volunteer Coordinator, Kelly Gill at volunteers@kootenaihumanesociety.com or call 208-819-3034 to schedule an interview.
  • If you are qualified for a position you will be invited to attend a KHS orientation and then scheduled for training.

Please note:

  • We do NOT offer volunteer opportunities to fulfill school, college or senior high school project requirements.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to volunteer.
  • We are not able to accept any volunteers convicted of a felony.  A preliminary background check will be performed on all volunteers.
  • We cannot accept any volunteers who would require on-the-job supervision from a job coach, mentor, caregiver or who are affiliated with any type of rehabilitation agency.
  • You must have access to a computer, have an email address and the ability to text.


MEWOW! Kitten season 2020 will be here soon and we will be in need of foster families to take care of these babies. Last year we helped over 900 kittens! Please help us care for even more fragile babies this year. We supply the kittens; mom with kittens; bottle baby kittens; pregnant mom (your choice), the necessary equipment, food, and litter...you supply the love and care. 



Please fill out the Foster Care Application if you are planning on doing Foster Care ONLY. If you would like to do Foster Care and work with the animals and/or help at the shelter, you will need to contact KHS Volunteer Coordinator Kelly by email at volunteers@kootenaihumanesociety.com or 208.819.3034.


Please email the Foster Care application to us at: volunteers@kootenaihumanesociety.com.

Foster Care Application
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Community Service Hours

If you have mandatory Community Service requirements, please contact the shelter at 208-772-4019 for more information.  Community Service does not apply under the Volunteer Program.

School/Senior Projects

We do NOT offer volunteer opportunities to fulfill school, college or senior high school project requirements.

Visting the Shelter


Shelter Hours



Physical Address

11650 N. Ramsey Road

Hayden, ID 83835


Mailing Address

PO Box 1005

Hayden, ID 83835


208.772.4019 - Phone

208.762.8645 - Fax

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