(Must be 16 years old or you must be accompanied by a parent at all times)

1. Fill out an application below or stop in to the shelter and fill one out.

(please indicate if you are volunteering for school or court ordered community service, as this space is limited) 

2. Once we receive your application, we will schedule you for an orientation (approx. 1 hour long) that teaches you the basics of animal care, tour of our shelter, and learn our expectations, opportunities, and programs.

3. For your first day we will pair you with a seasoned volunteer to introduce you to our animals and answer any remaining questions.

4. After this point you are free to come and volunteer during any of our open hours. If you are available regularly we do appreciate setting routine days for active volunteers to help regulate our shelter schedule. 

You may either print and mail the application to the shelter or attached to an email (Subject: Volunteer Application) addressed to volunteers@muskegonhumanesociety.org.

Words from our Volunteers...

An organization truly dedicated to the animals it serves.
— Kendra Higgins
Volunteered for a course, and never left. Proud to serve such an organization.
— Becca Chang
The cleanest shelter I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.
— Matt Willis

Please read about our opportunities below!