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Become a Volunteer

Do you have extra time on your hands? Do you love animals? Do you want to give back to your community? Become a volunteer with MHHS!

To Get Started:

We have a variety of available volunteering opportunities. Check out our Volunteer Directory for openings to see if they are the right fit for you.

Please note that due to insurance and liability reasons you must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer. We do not accept volunteers who will be receiving outside compensation for their services.

To get started, please click on signup to complete our online orientation.

  • Sign-up is required.
  • Once we review your application, we will send you the link to our Online Orientation.
  • A three part, online training program follows the orientation.
  • A background check is required to volunteer.
  • A small start up fee of $35 covers the cost of supplies, uniform and training.

Please note: we use peanut butter throughout our facility.

If you are looking to help with our bottles and cans please email our volunteer manager.


School-Required or Court-Ordered Community Service

A minimum of 20 hours is required for individuals wishing to complete their community service with MHHS. Community service will be served with our Empties for Animals team, sorting bottles and cans to help achieve our fundraising goals. For safety and liability reasons, there is no direct contact with the animals. Attending an information session is not required for community service - all you need to do is fill out a Community Service Application.

If you are under 18 years old looking for a few hours of community service for school, please refer to our Offsite Opportunities webpage for ideas on how to help out the shelter. If you would like to do one of these options that tallies up to the community service hours you require, we can certainly sign off on your community service requirement. Please email our volunteer manager to confirm potential projects.


Group Volunteering

Thank you for thinking of MHHS and our animals for your school or corporate group volunteering event.

Please know in advance that when groups come in to volunteer, for safety and liability reasons, there is no direct contact with the animals. Groups will work with our Empties for Animals team sorting donated bottles and cans. Groups must be limited to no more than 8 people and all participants must be 10 years or older.

If you are interested in group volunteering opportunities, please click here to fill out your application and reserve your timeslot.


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