Interested in volunteering at MHS?
Volunteers help our staff care for the shelter and the animals. The shelter is open to volunteers 365 day a year and can schedule time 7 days a week.
Volunteer Hours (CT):
Monday & Thursday: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:30am – 2:30pm
Some common daily tasks are:
- General cleaning
- Organizing items
- Cleaning critter cages
- Socializing with animals
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to volunteer without a parent/guardian. Volunteers ages 13 and up must volunteer with a parent at all times.
We allow individuals to complete community services hours for nonviolent offenses. Court Ordered community service volunteers may only schedule time between 8:30am – 10:30am 7 days a week.
Please fill out the online application (link below). Once approved, you will be added to the email list. RSVP to Heidi@michianapets.org with the next orientation you can attend. All volunteers must complete orientation before volunteering at the shelter.
Please note, if you have not volunteered or attended a volunteer orientation within 6 months of submitting your application, you will be removed from the email list. Please notify Heidi@michianapets.org if you are unable to volunteer for a 6-month period.
Upcoming Orientation Dates
Saturday, December 18 at 10:00 AM
Monday, December 27 at 5:00 PM
For questions about volunteering or the application process,
please call Heidi Tuthill at (219) 872-4499 ext 103.
Already an MHS Volunteer?
Access the Volunteer Portal: