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!

Shelter Chores Volunteer

The shelter chores volunteer assist animal care staff with various tasks that may include cleaning living areas of the animals, laundry, and possibly organizing materials necessary for animal care.  This is a great hands-on opportunity for any college student going into an animal-based field of study.

Canine/Feline TLC

This is one of the most important volunteer positions at MHF: they help us give our animals all the attention they deserve!.  TLC volunteers assist staff in meeting the physical, mental, and social needs of all the animals here at MHF.  All TLC volunteers attend an orientation and basic training so they are confident and armed with many skills to help our animals reach their fullest potential.

Foster Volunteer

Our foster volunteers help us to get our adoptable animals into home environments and assist in socializing the animals. They also assess an animal's personality and behavior in a home (which can differ greatly from what the animal exhibits in the shelter) and help advertise their foster pet on social media. Foster care provides animals the skills that prepare them for their fur-ever homes. 


Meet and Greet Volunteer

These volunteers help represent MHF at various locations throughout our community by introducing the public to adoptable animals and educating interested families on our adoption procedures. It is always a great time to get know the animals, other volunteers, and chat with animal lovers interested in adopting!  If you are a people person who loves animals this may be the opportunity for you!

Front Desk Volunteer

This volunteer has a front row seat to all the shelter happenings! They answer the phone and greet visitors, and during down times have the option to socialize the kittens that are housed in the Cat of the Day room and play cage in the lobby. 

Interested in Volunteering?

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