The Toledo Area Humane Society is fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers. Volunteers support all areas of our organization from dog walking and kitty cuddling, to office assistance, fostering, working in our Retail shop and so much more! We are always looking for dedicated people who want to help animals in their community!
Volunteers ages 10 to 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent, who is also a volunteer at all times. We request that our volunteers commit to at least 10 hours per month for a minimum of 6 months.
All prospective volunteers must attend a 2 hour orientation. Orientations are offered once a month and include important information about our organization. You will learn about our 4 Paw System and start your hands on training. Please be ready to jump right in at orientation; you will learn to clean a kennel, a cat room, and learn how to do laundry and dishes. For those of you who are interested in becoming dog walkers you will need to attend a second training session. The dates and times are listed below. Please click here to see a breakdown of our 4 Paw System. All volunteers should be current on tetanus vaccinations and carry health insurance. Please signup to attend an upcoming orientation class below. Once you signup you will receive a phone call within two business days from our volunteer department to continue your application process.
Our next orientation will be held:
Saturday March 10th from 10:00am-12:00pm - class full
Wednesday April 11th from 6:00-8:00pm - Class full
Each person attending orientation must register separately.
*orientations held at our shelter, limit 30 people per orientation
Upcoming Orientation Dates
5.12.18 with dog walking on 5.19.18 - Registration opens on 4.1.18
6.6.18 with dog walking on 6.9.18 - Registration opens on 5.1.18
7.11.18 with dog walking on 7.14.18 - Registration opens on 6.1.18
8.11.18 with dog walking on 8.18.18 - Registration opens on 7.1.18
9.12.18 with dog walking on 9.15.18 - Registration opens on 8.1.18
10.13.18 with dog walking on 10.20.18 - Registration opens on 9.1.18
11.10.18 with dog walking on 11.17.18 - Registration opens on 10.1.18
12.12.18 with dog walking on 12.15.18 - Registration opens on 11.1.18
What happens after I attend an orientation?
You will receive instructions at orientation on how to complete the training process for PAW 1.You will come back and attend a second training session just for dog walking. You will be required to complete 5 hours of volunteering within 5 weeks in order to move on to PAW 2 training.
I'm a student in need of service hours. Can I get hours at the Humane Society?
Unfortunately, due to the vast number of students in need of service hours for school and/or church, we are no longer able to offer student service learning opportunities. However, please see our list of projects and activities that can benefit the animals and earn student hours.
If you have additional questions, please contact Ann Schiffer,
Development and Volunteer Coordinator,