be the change,
Check out the volunteer opportunities below and find what speaks to you! Find something you like? Download a volunteer application and drop it off during open business hours to get started!
Some tasks may require special training and could have a longer orientation period.
Looking for a way to volunteer without being in the shelter, but you still want to work with animals? Offsite volunteers assist with setup and tear-down of events, help walk adoptable dogs, and counsel potential adopters.
Laundry & Cleaning Assistance
It may not seem like the most exciting option, but volunteers who assist with tasks like laundry and cleaning make the world go 'round! These tasks take time away from staff to be able to work more closely with the animals.
Whether you're walking dogs, playing with cats, making enrichment items, or assisting with playgroups and yard time, this category is the most hands-on when it comes to the animals.
Office volunteers will be trained to answer phone calls, file paperwork, enter info into our animal database, and assist customers with adoption paperwork or other necessary tasks.
MCHS loves to work closely with volunteer groups to organize days of service. We often organize larger activities like yard renovations, shed cleanouts, and other beautification efforts around the shelter. Whether it's the local Scout group, Art Club, or a company Service Day, we're excited to get started with you!
We are currently seeking board members! If you are interested in joining our board of directors, please fill out the form below. Being a part of the Board of Directors is an incredible experience and it's very rewarding to know that you are helping the homeless animals of Morgan County. MCHS has a dedicated Board who work very closely with MCHS staff to: keep everything shelter related running smooth, spread fact-based information about the animal welfare community, and help bring funds into the shelter via donors and sponsors.
How often does the board meet?
The Board of Directors meets a minimum of 1 time a month and will often have mini meetings to discuss special events, etc.
what does the board do?
They do a bit of everything! From helping plan events, working on fundraising and community involvement, and helping out their friends in the shelter, the board is absolutely vital in daily functions of MCHS.
do i need to have specific qualifications?
No special requirements needed! Just the ability to be available regularly and be engaged in helping MCHS move forward and grow. Applicants will need to be/become understanding of shelter environments.