Marin Humane Society volunteers have the highly rewarding
opportunity to learn about and contribute to the welfare of animals and to work
with people in our community. Over 600 volunteers help with everything from
walking dogs, socializing cats, cleaning kennels, helping at special events, finding
forever homes for the shelter animals and much more. Join our family and share
in our amazing success!
We welcome adults (18 years and older) who would like to
volunteer their time and who are interested in making a difference. We ask for
a one-year commitment of at least two to four hours a week per job. There is an
orientation session that includes an introduction to the services and
philosophy of the Marin Humane Society, a discussion of current volunteer
opportunities and a tour. Volunteer orientations are held monthly and pre-registration
is required. There is no obligation to commit to a volunteer job to attend a
general volunteer orientation.
The steps to become a volunteer at MHS are as follows:
Once your application has been received and reviewed, the Volunteer Services Department will invite you to attend next available general volunteer orientation.
After you have attended the general orientation, you will receive an email with a link to the Volunteer Store. This is the site where you will perform the following:
* Complete the Volunteer Materials fee payment page: There is a $25 Volunteer Materials fee. This fee allows the Marin Humane Society to provide you a volunteer t-shirt, badge, lanyard, training and general training materials without taking any money away from the support of the animals in our care.
* Provide your Volunteer Follow-Up Information and Areas of Volunteer Interest Form.
Please Note: You must be 18 years or older to become a
volunteer and be ready to commit to two to four hours per week for a minimum of
Volunteer opportunities for those under age 18 include our
animal services clubs for middle and high school students and internships for
high school students. Please contact the Education
department or call 415.506.6288 Student Opportunities page.
Please contact our Volunteer
department if you have any questions.