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!


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. 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 join us at our next upcoming Volunteer Orientation. See our events calendar and select Volunteer Training in the Upcoming Events dropdown menu, then click Apply.

  • Sign-up is required.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in. We start orientations on time and will be unable to accept late attendees.
  • Seating is limited to the first 60 people.
  • Sessions are held at Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands.

Please note: we use peanut butter throughout our facility.


School-Required or Court-Ordered Community Service

A minimum of 20 hours is required for individuals. We can no longer provide community service for anyone under 18 years old. 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.


Group Volunteering

If you are interested in group volunteering opportunities, please click here.

You will hear back from us shortly to confirm your status. Thank you for thinking of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society for your volunteering opportunities.


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