Our volunteer program is based on our Paw Level Program. Each PAW level allows you to learn new skills and knowledge to gain a deeper understanding of the functioning of our shelter and the care we provide for our animals.
All volunteers start here! The Paw I level gives volunteers time to become familiar with our shelter and staff. Volunteers will be at this level during their first five weeks and volunteer a minimum of ten hours of service during this time. During this time, you will be busy helping us clean the shelter, doing laundry, working community events, assisting with our Bountiful Bowls Pet Food Program or supporting our clinic and administrative staff with various tasks to name a few. Volunteers will be at this level during their first five weeks and volunteer a minimum of 10 hours of service during this time.
The Next Level! After completing your five weeks and at least 10 hours of service, volunteers can request to be trained in hands-on animal enrichment with cats or dogs. You can also choose to receive training in other volunteer service areas, such as Greeter, Humane Education and Veterinary clinic support. Paw II volunteers can still help with Paw I assignments too!
Moving up! Volunteers interested in expanding their volunteering horizon can request additional training to advance to the Paw III and Paw IV levels. Volunteers can become "experts" by expanding their knowledge in animal handling and/or adoption support areas by training to become Adoption Counselors, Customer Care Volunteers, Level II Dog Walkers or Trainers. You can still help with Paw I or Paw II assignments too! Volunteers at these levels demonstrate a higher level of commitment in these vital roles.
Volunteers are a valuable part of the lifesaving work being done every day at the Humane Society of Huron Valley! If you are interested in pursuing the commitment to be a volunteer, fill out the online volunteer application.
Advancement through the volunteer program is based on our needs, individual skills and additional training to ensure each volunteer is ready for greater responsibility in handling animals.
Humane Society of Huron Valley
11am to 6pm, M–W
Fax: (734) 929-0814
|Clinic:||8am to 7pm, M-Th
8am to 6pm, F
Saturday by appointment
|Intake:||9am to 11am, 7 days a week
Noon to 5pm, 7 days a week
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HSHV is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt public charity. We are independently run and rely on the generosity of people like you to continue our mission to support the loving, responsible care of every animal in our community. HSHV is not affiliated with or funded by Michigan Humane Society or any other humane organization.
HSHV's mission is to support the loving, responsible care of all animals in our community by: