Thank you for your interest in being a part of the Marin Humane Society, and for wanting to share your time and passion for helping animals and people in our community.
On campus Youth Opportunities working directly at the shelter are for students 5th grade and above. Our application deadline has passed and the Fall 2016 after school clubs & student internship opportunities are full until spring, but please check out our Compassion in Action page for inspiration for independent projects. We also host humane birthday parties for younger students, along with shelter tours on our campus and humane education lessons presented in schools.Please read over the various opportunities and ways you can participate:
Our student service clubs bring students to the humane society to give them a forum to help animals and support our mission. The clubs are a semester long and require an application, activity fee and training. Each club has 12 members per semester and they meet every other week after school. If necessary, a lottery is used to choose members.
Animal Care Club introduces students to the Marin Humane Society’s programs, the workings of an animal shelter, and humane issues. Each meeting involves a project and animal time. The club meets every other week on Thursdays for one semester. To apply to be one of the 12 members of the Animal Care Club, please download the application!
As part of a global youth community service program started by Dr. Jane Goodall, our Roots and Shoots Clubs work on projects to help animals and the environment in Marin County and beyond. The club meets every other week after school and is one semester long. Junior Roots & Shoots meets on Thursdays and Senior Roots & Shoots meets on Tuesdays. To apply to be one of the 12 members of either Junior or Senior Roots and Shoots Club, please download the application!
Our Student Advocates Club is for students who have completed a Roots & Shoots Club and would like to continue their work to help animals and the environment around Marin County and beyond. The club will focus on advocacy goals related to the humane society's work and the students' interests and passions. The club meets every other week on Wednesdays for one semester. To apply for Student Advocates Club, please download the application!
Student Interns are able to learn and work first hand in a variety of departments at the humane society. This opportunity will allow them to be a part of our work and prepare them to become student volunteers. Interns also pick a specific humane issue that is of interest to them, create a research paper on the subject and present their findings to the intern group. Internships are a semester long and require an application, activity fee and training. Student Internship applications are available upon request to eligible students. Please request an application by emailing the Humane Education Department.
After completing a Student Internship, there are special ongoing student volunteer opportunities available in a variety of departments at MHS. Student Volunteer assignments will depend on departmental needs.
All of the above programs can count towards community service hours for school requirements.
For more information please contact the Humane Education Department.