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Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer with us!

Volunteering your time is one of the best ways to help animals. Whether you walk the dogs at the shelter or help with a fundraising event, you can make a difference in the lives of shelter animals. When you give the animals the gift of your time, you'll get back as much as you give -- maybe even more. Check out some of the opportunities we have available!

MHF Volunteer Code

Volunteering at MIDDLEBURG HUMANE requires certain skills and abilities.
Essential capabilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Uphold the mission, vision, and values of MHF.
  • Willing to work as part of a team.
  • Have a professional appearance and positive attitude.
  • Willing to learn and use Volgistics, our online volunteer scheduling system.
  • Able to take instructions and follow safety protocols.
  • Able to work with cleaning chemicals.
  • Able to stand, walk, bend, kneel, and crouch unassisted.


Specific Volunteer roles may have additional requirements.​​


Available Volunteer Responsibilities  



Welcome visitors, guide them through the initial sign-in process, and personally ensure clients are directed to the appropriate resource or staff member for their needs. This position greets everyone in a timely and welcoming manner and thanks everyone for coming to MH and encourages them to come back when leaving. This is a crucial front facing role to ensure our visitors feel welcomed and appreciated. We go out of our way to help people and remove barriers to provide assistance. It is our goal for every client to have a positive experience. You will also assist with answering the phone, filing, distributing items from the Pet Pantry, and with general office duties. Does not have to be a full day. We appreciate any help at any time during business hours and especially Saturdays. 



Help with all aspects of keeping our facility in tip top shape. This includes but is not limited to: Laundry, Kitten Room clean up (wash bowls,  clean out litter boxes, straighten and tidy kitten room and cat lounge.)  Dog kennel clean up and hose down, washing bowls, tidy kennels and swap out toys. 



Help with miscellaneous care duties at the shelter including cleaning, laundry, and dishes; help maintain the play yards; clean and organize; prep food for Pet Pantry; and other duties. Requires handling soiled items. Indoor and outdoor opportunities.​Canine CompanionWalk, train, spend one-on-one time with, and play with all types of dogs. Learn to work on behavior modification plans with certain dogs. Even take dogs on excursions or our Volunteer favorite, “snout and about.” *Must complete Canine 101,  Handling Skills to become a Canine Companion. A 1 hour training lesson counts as Volunteer hours!​



Provide human companionship, interactive playtime, and socialization to help each cat cope with shelter stress and the disruption of their daily routines.*Must complete Housekeeping and General Volunteer Orientation. A 1 hour training lesson counts as Volunteer hours!​EventsRepresent HF at fundraising special events and community events offsite by handling adoptable animals and assisting with event tasks.  Weekend and Evening hours.  Volunteer opportunities are available to those age 16 and older. Ages 5-15 may volunteer with supervision of parent or legal guardian. Guardian must also complete requisite training.



If you would like to volunteer with us, please fill out the following contact form so our Volunteer Coordinator can get in touch with you.

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