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To become a volunteer:

After viewing our volunteer opportunities listed on the Volunteer Positions page, please read our Frequently Asked Questions to become familiar with our program and find out how to get started.
  • For those looking to complete court-ordered or school-required community service, please complete our community service application.
  • Too young to volunteer? Find out how you can still help the shelter animals by visiting our Ways Kids Can Help page.
  • Thinking about fostering? Please visit our foster page for more information.
If you are interested in volunteering please complete the Volunteer Application. Our volunteer manager will contact you about our next information session.

Group Volunteer Needs:

Empties for Animals

MHHS invites groups and organizations to volunteer with us on an ongoing fundraising project to help the homeless animals of the Capital Region. You can hold a bottle drive and deliver the cans and bottles to us. You can also volunteer at the shelter outside on our grounds to help sort donated recyclable bottles and cans. You and your group can even collect cans and bottles then do the sorting. This is a great team-building opportunity, as well as a way to support a nonprofit organization in your neighborhood.

Letters and Mailings

Throughout the year, volunteer groups are needed to address and stuff envelopes for mass mailings.

Special Projects

If your group is from a specialized business or your group members have a particular talent (like carpentry, for example), please contact the to discuss possible ways to work on a project for the Society.

Take a look at the video that was shown at our 2013 volunteer appreciation dinner: