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Become a Volunteer!

People who volunteer for Humane Ohio come from all walks of life. Some are teenagers completing school service learning projects, some are professionals looking to spend time working for a cause they love, some are stay-at-home moms or dads, and others are retirees. What they have in common is a love of animals, and a desire to make a difference.

Age Requirement: Due to liability restraints, volunteers must be at least 18 years old. We do have youth volunteer opportunities like making dog beds and cat toys, organizing a pet food drive to collect dog and cat food for the Humane Ohio Pet Food Bank, and more. Download and view a list of youth volunteer ideas.

All volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application and sign a liability agreement.

If you need to complete community service hours for school credit, please see our short-term community service hour project list.

If you are interested in any of the following volunteer opportunities or would like more information, please e-mail volunteer@humaneohio.org . We look forward to meeting you and to working together to reduce pet overpopulation in our community!

Volunteer Opportunities

Download: Volunteer Application

Medical Team Assistant (for veterinary technician students only)

We have hands on volunteer opportunities in our spay/neuter clinic for first and second year veterinary technician students working to get RVT Registration that will count towards any volunteer hours required by your program. Please contact volunteer@humaneohio.org for more information.

Trap/Neuter/Return – Cattitude Team

Join the Humane Ohio Cattitude Team and help trap free-roaming cats in neighborhoods throughout the area! Teams of volunteers will go together with traps and food on Sundays and during the week; we’ll meet you there with the Humane Ohio van and take cats back to our clinic to be fixed. You’ll be with other cat lovers who all want to prevent unwanted litters from growing up on the streets or entering overcrowded animal shelters where they’ll be at risk for euthanasia. Click here for more information.

These t-shirts are available to Cattitude Team volunteers (notice the eartip – too cute!). Get them in M, L, XL and XXL for $8. To purchase, e-mail clinic@humaneohio.org with your order.

Humane Ohio Pet Food Bank

The Humane Ohio Pet Food Bank makes free pet food available to pet parents in need and to people caring for free-roaming cats. This program helps make sure that pets and stray cats in our community do not go hungry, it helps pet parents keep their pets even in tough financial times, and it helps ensure that people do not have to share their own meal with their pets and go hungry themselves. The pet food bank is open the first and third Monday of each month from 10 am to 1 pm, and the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 1 pm to 3 pm. We need volunteers at these times to help distribute food. We also need volunteers during Humane Ohio’s normal business hours Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm to unload, organize and log incoming food, enter applications and incoming/outgoing food logs into the computer, and to check pet food bank messages and return calls.

Community Outreach

After joining our team of community outreach volunteers, you can tailor your volunteer experience to whatever you enjoy most. Volunteers lead tabling efforts at festivals and fairs, help with planning and staffing of special fundraising events and distribute flyers around town to places with community bulletin boards.

Donation Canister Volunteer

Be the Change…Collect the Change! We have donation canisters in area businesses. We need volunteers to collect the money once a month and turn it in via check or money order.

Pet Food Bin Volunteer

We have pet food collection bins in pet supply stores and grocery stores around town so people can purchase food and donate it to the Humane Ohio Pet Food Bank. We need volunteers to empty bins, log pet food donations and deliver food to Humane Ohio.

Can’t make the commitment to volunteer on a regular basis?

You can still help with a number of opportunities:

  • Assisting with mailings 
  • Posting flyers at pet supply stores and other places with community bulletin boards
  • Participating in booths at fairs and festivals
  • Helping with special events and pet food drives
  • Checking in clients during promotions at the clinic

And more!

Wish list

Another way you can help is by donating items/supplies from our “Wish List.” All items are greatly needed and appreciated and will save us money that we can put towards our services and programs so we can help even more people and animals.

Donations

Please visit our “Ways to Give” page for information on how you can make a monetary donation. Small, medium and large donations all add up and allow us to help more people and animals.

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