VolunteeringThank you for your interest in volunteering with Three Rivers Humane Society! Our volunteers are an integral part of our organization. Three Rivers Humane Society is able to provide the number and quality of services and programs because of the generous assistance of our Animal Shelter volunteers. We are committed to providing each volunteer a rewarding and productive volunteer experience with our organization.

Fill out online Volunteer Application

Volunteer Requirements
Youth Volunteer Requirements
Volunteer Opportunities
Court Mandated Service


Volunteer Requirements

Interested in volunteering at the shelter or at TRHS-affiliated events? We welcome you to apply to our Adult Volunteer program if you are:

  • At least 17 years old (if you are 12-16 years old, see the Youth Volunteer Program)
  • Able to squat, bend, twist, lift, or stand for long periods when working directly with the animals
  • Volunteers must complete all required training prior to starting their volunteer service

Important Note: This program cannot be used to fulfill court-mandated hours. Instead, view our court-mandated community service program to learn how to fulfill those hours.

Youth Volunteer Requirements

  • Have an interest in socializing and caring for shelter animals (dogs, cats, etc.)
  • Be 12 to 16 years old
  • Be willing to spend a great deal of time (sometimes the entire two-hour shift) walking dogs. One of our goals is to walk all the shelter dogs.
  • Have current medical insurance
  • Be able to squat, twist, bend, lift and/or stand for long periods of time
  • Be responsible, respectful, hard-working and self-directed (be able to see and do what needs to be done) with limited supervision
  • 12-15 must be accompanied by a parent
  • Complete the online Youth Volunteer application and parent release (see below for link to application)


Volunteer Opportunities

  • Adoption Outreach
  • Dog Walking
  • In Shelter care of animals
  • Shelter Cleaning
  • Maintenance/Grounds
  • Special Events


Court Mandated Service

A person wanting to volunteer at Three Rivers Humane Society to fulfill court mandated community service can do so through his/her probation officer. If you are not referred directly from the county, you will need to provide the following:

  • Court documentation of offense
  • Number of hours to be completed
  • Deadline for completion
  • Court contact information if possible
  • Bring photo identification
  • Complete an TRHS application

Court mandated community service volunteers have no contact with shelter animals or the public. Volunteer time may be spent performing the following duties:

  • Laundry
  • Washing dishes
  • Washing/disinfecting animal crates
  • Cleaning/disinfecting animal kennels
  • Groundskeeping

Please be aware that the Three Rivers Humane Society DOES NOT accept those convicted of the following crimes:

  • Animal neglect/abuse
  • Violent crimes
  • Weapons charges
  • Crimes of a sexual nature
  • Some drug charges

If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of our shelter animals, we offer a wide variety of positions in both animal care and animal handling as well as in non-animal related areas. Please fill out our volunteer application here.Please click the buttons below to fill out a volunteer application and to download and read our volunteer manual to answer most of your volunteer related questions.