*Attention Prospective and Current Volunteers: Starting in the Spring of 2019 our shelter will be undergoing a building renovation. Many times during the renovation we will be operating under limited capacity and conditions. Due to this, there will be times that we are unable to accommodate volunteers at the shelter. Please keep this in mind if you are needing to fulfill requirements for school, work, church, etc. as you may not be able to earn your hours completely. We will have opportunities for off-site events, but cannot guarantee when these events will happen, or your participation in these events.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Volunteer Coordinator prior to filling out an application. Email: email@example.com
Volunteers serve a vital role in helping the animals here at the Humane Society of Macomb. On average we help over 1,200 dogs and cats each year and without our dedicated volunteers we would be unable to pro-vide the next level enrichment these animals need and deserve. As a volunteer, you will provide exercise and enrichment for the animals that is needed for their health and well-being. This also assists in the process of them ﬁnding their forever homes.
Volunteers are always welcome! Call us, sign up, get acquainted and ask about available times to volunteer: 586-731-9210. Volunteer hours are Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thank you for your interest.
- Must be 13 years of age or older
- If you are between 13-15 you must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian who is also part of the volunteer program
- If you are under 18 you must have a waiver signed by a parent/legal guardian granting permission for you to serve as a volunteer
- All volunteers must have proof of a current tetanus vaccination (valid in the last 10 years)
- One weekly 2-hour shift, or at least 4 hours of service per month
- Minimum 4 month commitment
- Able to lift, bend and safely handle animals of all sizes, especially dogs over 40 lbs.
- Comfortable handling animals with unknown backgrounds as well as being exposed to animal allergens
- Must be comfortable working with and handling animals of varying temperaments
All volunteers must attend an orientation, as well as a hands-on training session before they can begin their service.
We do have opportunities available for individuals looking to fulfill court-ordered community service, as well. Please be sure to fill out the appropriate application.
If you have any questions about volunteering, don’t hesitate to reach out to our volunteer coordinator at 586.731-9210 x 210 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.