Thank you for your interest in our volunteer program! We are glad you want to join our life-saving team!

Want to become a volunteer here at the Shelby Humane Society? The first step is to fill out an application at Shelby Humane or by clicking the link below. After the application is turned in, you will receive a confirmation email. The email will tell you the next dates for orientation. An orientation will be held every 3rd Saturday of the month, unless there is a holiday, in which case, we will change the weekend.

If you are under 16 you must be accompanied by an adult. We understand that many students need volunteer hours for clubs or school, but all new volunteers must attend an orientation. We ask that you plan accordingly.

You cannot volunteer at an offsite event until you have completed an orientation. After the orientation, it is explained how to use our new VicNet and how to sign up for assignments, tasks, and events. If you do not attend an orientation, you will be unable to sign up to volunteer.

Please complete our Volunteer Application and Waiver of Liability.

All volunteers must purchase a $10 volunteer t-shirt (if available) and wear it for the duration of their shift.

All court ordered volunteers must apply in person at Shelby Humane Society. You will need a copy of your court paperwork and it must have the offense listed on it.

You can also support SHS through the School Community Service Give Me Five Program

Students grades K-12 may obtain a maximum of five volunteer hours by hosting a fundraiser or supply drive for SHS. In the past students have held supply drives to obtain items from our wish-list, and have also organized lemonade stands or other fundraisers to raise money for items on our wish-list.

During your drive, take pictures of you working with the community to gather supplies, then send the pictures to PamelaS@shelbyhumane.org and schedule a day to drop off your donations!