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
August 6 orientation is CANCELLED due to shelter being closed this weekend.
Tuesday, September 20 at 3PM Central
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: