If you are interested in volunteering with MHHS but not sure which position best suits you, or you would like to learn more about MHHS and our various volunteer opportunities before proceeding, please click here to sign up for one of our monthly volunteer information sessions.
You've read our Cat Care Volunteer position description and age requirements and want to start working with our adoptable cats? Fantastic! Please click here to sign up for our next available cat care training session.
More of a dog person? After reviewing our Dog Care Volunteer position description and age requirements, please click here to sign up for our next available dog care training session.
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.
Please complete our online Volunteer Application prior to signing up for a training or information session.
Group Volunteer Projects
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
Volunteers are needed throughout the year to address and stuff envelopes for mass mailings.
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.