Best Place to Volunteer

Humane Society Calumet Area

Location: 421 45th Ave., Munster

Phone: 219-922-3811

Without volunteers, organizations like Humane Society Calumet Area wouldn’t be able to provide four-legged friends with new homes.

Their service is rewarded with puppy dog kisses and gentle rubs against the leg from residents of the cat colony, making the Humane Society Calumet Area the favorite place in the Region to volunteer.

“Our volunteers truly are the backbone of our organization,” says Arianna Baiz, volunteer coordinator. “They allow us to function and run the shelter every day without having to hire paid staff members. Without them, there is no doubt that we could not make amazing things happen, as we have been and continue to do with their help.”

Volunteer opportunities at the shelter include cleaning, washing dishes, cleaning litter pans, helping with laundry, working in the cat colony, fostering, and walking dogs.

“We also provide volunteer opportunities outside of the shelter to help with fundraising events,” Baiz says.

“Our goal is to make sure that they are happy and enjoy coming in each day and helping out,” Baiz says. “Being voted ‘Best of the Region’ proves that we are doing just that.”


Meals on Wheels

Location: 8446 Virginia St., Merrillville

Phone: 219-756-3663


Humane Society Northwest Indiana

Location: 6100 Melton Road, Gary

Phone: 219-938-3339