Volunteering

The Toledo Area Humane Society is fortunate to have approximately 500 volunteers at any given time. Volunteers support all areas of our organization from dog walking and kitty cuddling to office assistance, fostering and so much more! We are always looking for dedicated people who want to help animals in their community!

Volunteers must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by a parent at all times if under age 16. 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 each month, and include important information about our organization's programs and services along with a description of each volunteer opportunity as well as a tour of the facility. All volunteers should be current on tetanus vaccinations and carry health insurance.

Please fill out our online application prior to attending orientation by clicking here. After completing the application, choose your orientation date and submit the form below-- we look forward to seeing you soon!

UPCOMING OPEN ORIENTATION DATES

Thursday, February 16th, 6:00-8:00 PM (class Full)
Tuesday, March14th, 6:00-8:00 PM (class Full)
Tuesday, April 11th, 6:00-8:00 PM (class Full)

Please check back soon for more classes.
*orientations held at our shelter, limit 40 people per orientation


What happens after I attend an orientation?
You will receive instructions at orientation on how to complete the training process which will include one to two training sessions with a mentor volunteer.

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.

Volunteer Spotlight!
Christopher Mullins
Volunteer for 3 years

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Our volunteer spotlight is on Christopher Mullins for the month of December. Christopher has been a volunteer with TAHS for over 3 years now. Christopher is attending Stautzenberger College full-time studying to be a veterinary technician and spends a lot of his time helping out in our clinic and surgery suite. Our vet staff loves having Christopher as part of the team and he is great at what he does! He is willing to help out where ever we need him and always does it with a smile! Christopher also donates his time to helping at Nature’s Nursery Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Giving back to the community and the animals is what motivates him to volunteer and gaining valuable life experience for when he becomes a vet tech is a plus!

Something that most people don’t know about Christopher is that he can draw really well and has the ability to make his drawings look realistic. Christopher owns one beta fish named Buddy and is happy to get his “fur” time here at the shelter. When asked what George, our mascot cat, would say to him if he could talk he said, “Keep up the good work volunteering for this great organization and always believe in yourself.” We agree with George!!! Thanks for all of your generous help Christopher!

If you have additional questions, please contact Megan Brown, Director of Volunteers, via email or at (419) 891-1561.