Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Humane Society of Macomb. We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you to the shelter. Please complete the form below to begin the process of becoming a volunteer and helping the animals in our care.
Please be patient with us. It may take up to 10 business days before we are able to respond to your application. Thank you!
Please note: the shelter is not a peanut-free zone. Peanut butter is used throughout the shelter for animal enrichment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I get to walk the dogs immediately?
For the safety of our volunteers and the animals, our volunteers are trained before working with our animals. All volunteers must attend an orientation, as well as a hands-on training session before they can begin their service. In order to work directly with the animals proof of an up-to-date tetanus vaccine is required.
How old do you need to be to volunteer?
How much time do I need to commit to?
What if I cannot volunteer that much?
What are the physical requirements for a volunteer?
What do I need to do before I start?
All volunteers must attend an orientation, as well as a hands-on training session before they can begin their service. In order to work directly with the animals proof of an up-to-date tetanus vaccine is required.
What if I am looking for a court-ordered community service position?
What if I am looking to achieve a set amount of high school community service hours and not volunteer past those hours?
What kind of positions are available?
- Canine Companions- Volunteers will provide exercise and much needed time away from their kennel by taking the dogs on walks throughout the grounds of the facility. This is a physical, all-season job that can sometimes be a little dirty. Many of the dogs are large and untrained. Volunteers should be comfortable handing dogs of all breeds, size and activity level. Most of the dogs here at the shelter are over 40lbs.
- Feline Friends- Providing enrichment and socialization for the cats here at the shelter by al lowing the cat to explore the world outside of their kennel. This experience provides exercise and stimulation for the cats and helps with their overall health and wellness.
- Dishes and Laundry- Assist in the morning or evening clean-up efforts by washing dishes and putting them away. Washing dirty laundry and folding and putting away clean laundry. This also may include organizing the laundry area.
- Additional positions are available based on skills and interest.
Do I need a tetanus shot to volunteer with the animals?
In order to work directly with the animals, proof of an up-to-date tetanus vaccine is required.