The Humane Society of Morgan County is always looking for dedicated individuals and families willing to volunteer their time to our animals and events. Click here to download a volunteer application. Once complete, email to[email protected]
All of our volunteers must be no younger than 16 years old in order to volunteer without parental supervision. We do allow minors under the age of 16 years old to volunteer on a case by case basis and must be accompanied by an adult age 25 years or older during while volunteering at the shelter or events. Volunteers under age 18 must have parental permission in order to volunteer with the HSMC.
Voluntering as a Group – Whether you are looking to organize your family, friends, community, work or college associates to volunteer as a group, we welcome you. Each individual will need to submit an application. Assign one point of contact (POC) for the group and email all completed applications together to [email protected] Have the Subject line read “(Name of your group) – Group Volunteer Applications”. This way we can be sure to keep the information together.
Volunteers with Disabilities – We welcome and encourage those with any kind of disability to volunteer for the HSMC. If you have any kind of limitations, please include this in your application and provide us with suggested accommodations in your email, with the application.
Service Dogs – Due to the shelter environment and the tasks performed by Service Dogs, it is in the best interest of all involved, that we not have these working dogs at the facility. However, we are willing to review each application on a case by case situation. For outside events we more than encourage you to participate as many of these events will not impede the performance of a Service Dog.
Applicants aged 16 & 17 require adult guardian permission to volunteer for the Humane Society of Morgan County. Volunteers 16 and older can volunteer AT the shelter without adult guardian supervision, however, permission for offsite events must be approved before commitment is accepted by the HSMC management.
Applicants under age 16 require adult guardian permission to volunteer for the Humane Society of Morgan County. Volunteers under the age of 16 are also REQUIRED to be accompanied by an adult guardian at ALL TIMES while volunteering with the HSMC, at the shelter and at offsite events. Exceptions to this policy will NOT be made.
We encourage anyone with a love of animals to apply to become a volunteer. We have so many opportunities available to fit everyone’s abilities and experience.
Provide assistance to Animal Care Specialists
Attend on and off site events
Coordinate fundraising or events
Assist visitors as needed
Attend educational seminars
Provide transportation for animals as needed
Help maintain facility
Promote donation and sponsor involvement
Assisting Animal Care Specialist with:
Cleaning windows and window sills
Sweeping and moping
Washing and folding laundry
Restocking rooms with appropriate supplies
Cleaning metal on doors
Wiping down shelves and reorganizing
Feeding and watering dogs and cats
Picking up and disinfecting dog yards
Cleaning animal cages
Scooping litter boxes
Assist staff with shelter visitors as needed
Assist staff with outside adoption events during the week and weekends as needed