Become a Volunteer With Us!
From socializing animals to helping file papers, we have something for every person here at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Our Volunteer Coordinator will work with you to find the tasks that fit your interests and passions, all while helping to move our organization’s mission forward.
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton was the first animal welfare agency in Ohio to be certified as a Service Enterprise animal welfare agency. Through this certification, we worked with the Best Friends Animal Society and Points of Light to develop an extensive plan to better engage and motivate the volunteers at our shelter. Our goal is to make volunteering a rewarding experience for you. We want to find what you are passionate about and work with you to see how you can turn that passion into something that helps our animals.
What Volunteer Opportunities are Available to You?
Here are just a few of the ways volunteers contribute to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton every day. Volunteers are not limited to these tasks. If you are passionate about a certain tasks or have other ideas on ways to help, reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to reach out to us in ways we can work together to impact the lives of animals!
Advanced Dog Handlers
To exercise and socialize nervous dogs or dogs who may be extra strong or guarded
To exercise and socialize and clean enclosures for the rabbits at our shelter
To exercise, socialize and/or clean dog enclosures at the shelter
To help transport adoptable cats to offsite adoption locations
Donations Pick Up
Managing donation boxes at local businesses or picking up in-kind donations from stores
To exercise, socialize and clean enclosures for the cats at our shelter
MeowZa Cat Boutique
To assist MeowZa Cat Boutique staff in day-to-day store operations including cleaning cat cages, adoptions and helping customers
Supporting the staff at the Humane Society with data entry or other clerical work
Offsite Event Assistant
To help the Offsite Event Coordinator by handling adoptable animals and talking to the public about HSGD's programs at adoption events
To capture great photographs of the animals that are available for adoption that are used to market them on website
To help clean cat or dog enclosures on an on-going or on-call basis
To provide temporary animal companionship for residents of assisted living and senior centers
START Training Team
To take dogs to the Dayton Dog Training Club and work with them to teach them basic obedience skills
To transport adoptable animals from other, usually open-intake shelters, to bring to HSGD
Spay & Neuter Clinic Assistant
To work with the spay and neuter clinic to make appointment calls, complete data entry, etc.