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Become a Volunteer

We Have a Place For You.

Our volunteers are special people. They invest time, energy, and emotion to help animals that have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Their goal and ours is to make sure that animals gets the love, care, and dignity they deserve. So we’re always in need of special people to help us care for Dayton’s animals. Join us and see what a little time and effort can accomplish.

Sign up for orientation

Due to COVID-19, we are following certain protocols and are  limiting i- person meetings. Therefore, our orientation will take place virtually.

We’re using to organize our upcoming orientations.


Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to see our orientation dates and times on
  2. Select a time frame that you are able to attend
  3. Sign up an orientation slot

Orientations will be approximately 2 hours and will include 3 steps in one. Allowing you to volunteer when we open again.

During Orientation we will talk about the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, go over volunteer positions, talk about safety and get you set up in the volunteer system.

For these orientations we will be using the Zoom app. You can find this app in both Google Play and the Apple Store. You may also access this online at  You all will also be receiving an e-mail the day before your orientation that will include a link and join code.

If you have any questions feel free to contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 937-262-5924 or

*You must be at least 10 years old to attend. Volunteers under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the open house. Volunteers under the age of 16 must complete the volunteer training process with an adult, and be accompanied by that adult each time they come to volunteer.

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Group 274
$25 Donation

Helps with food and other vital supplies for homeless pets

Group 275
$50 Donation

Can provide medical care for a sick and injured animal

Group 276
$75 Donation

Can support rescuing
at-risk pets

Group 277
$100 Donation

Can provide spay/neuter surgeries to control the pet population

Other ways you can donate

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