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!


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*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.

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