Running a shelter like the Marion Area Humane Society, and caring for the dogs and cats takes a lot of work. We are always looking for volunteers to help with any of the following:

  • Greet/Customer Service
  • Bathing Pets
  • Photographing/Video Pets
  • Cuddling Cats
  • Vet Appointments (must be able to drive/transport pets)
  • Morning / Afternoon Shelter Assistance
  • Events / Fundraising
  • Walking Dogs
  • Cleaning / Laundry
  • Front Desk Assistance 

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these jobs, please fill out the application below and view our Volunteer Manual (click here). 

For specific questions regarding volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator,  by clicking here!

  • Applicants who wish to help on behalf of MAHS at events , needs to be 16 years or older.
  • Applicants who wish to help on behalf of MAHS at the shelter needs to be 13 years or older.

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Release of Liability:

  • In joining the Marion Area Humane Society, as a volunteer, I, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release all rights and claims to damages I may have against MAHS or their Representatives for any injuries suffered by me, or any minors under my supervision, while I am a volunteer at MAHS. I attest that I am physically fit and that my personal health can be verified by a physician. I understand I must abide by the rules of the shelter and that if I consistently disobey MAHS rules I may be asked to cease my work as a volunteer.