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To all our dedicated volunteers the staff and animals are happy to have you back on site.  Our animals appreciate all the extra attention they receive from you.  Thank you to those new volunteers that waited so patiently for training and orientation.  We gladly welcome you to our volunteer family.

Volunteers serve a vital role in helping the animals here at the Humane Society of Macomb. On average we help over 1,800 dogs and cats each year and without our dedicated volunteers, we would be unable to provide the next level enrichment these animals need and deserve. As a volunteer, you will provide exercise and enrichment for the animals that are needed for their health and well-being. This also assists in the process of them finding their forever homes.

All volunteers are required to attend an orientation, plus a hands-on training session to learn how to safely and appropriately interact with the animals. Neither will count toward the hours needed for school, service clubs, etc.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • 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)

Preferred Commitment:

  • One weekly 2-hour shift, or at least 4 hours of service per month
  • Minimum 4 month commitment

Physical Demands:

  • 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

Additional Information:

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 hsomvolunteer@gmail.com.

Contact Us

Phone: (586) 731-9210
11350 22 Mile Road
Utica, MI 48317

The Humane Society of Macomb is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Humane Society of Macomb is independent and not associated with the Michigan Humane Society or any other Animal Welfare Organization. 
Contributions to HSOM are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Our tax identification number is 38-6120195

11350 22 Mile Road, Utica, MI 48317

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