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 orientation. Orientations are offered once a month and include important information about our organization.

You will learn about our volunteer program, take a tour and start your hands on training. 

For those of you who are interested in becoming dog walkers you will need to attend a second training session. 

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 an e-mail reminder a few  days before orientation. 


Our Next Orientation

  Wednesday June 12th at 6:00 pm – Class full 

Mini Orientation classes

These are smaller  groups, for who are able to come during the day.  This class is only for people who want to be dog walkers.  

Thursday June 13th at 10:00 am Class Full 

Tuesday June 25th at 10:00 am Class Full


Each person attending orientation must register separately.

*orientations held at our shelter, limit 20 people per orientation

What happens after I attend an orientation? 
You will receive instructions at orientation on how to complete the training process. You will come back and attend a second training session just for dog walking.  Then you will ready to 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 Lisa Sommers, Director of Volunteers and Outreach. , via email or at (419) 891-9028

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