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Join our team as a TLHS Volunteer and improve the lives of animals at the shelter until they find loving homes.

We are always looking for volunteers to join our team! We have a variety of opportunities available and offer flexible scheduling options. Whether you're ready to commit to a weekly schedule or just have 10 minutes here and there, we'd like to have you involved. Our cats love it when visitors pop in just to give them some treats!

What kinds of things can volunteers do to help? There are many different kinds of activities, including reading to shy cats, entertaining playful cats with toys, brushing cats, giving an animal a few minutes of your undivided attention, preparing enrichment items for the animals, walking dogs on our trails, giving a dog the opportunity to play outside, off-site dog walking, helping the dogs improve their manners and skills, laundry, general cleaning, and maintenance. Have an idea to help the animals that you don't see listed? We want to hear it! We're always open to new ideas for making the animals' stay with us the best it can be. *Please note that some of these volunteer opportunities have additional requirements.

To get started, please complete a volunteer application. It is available at the shelter, but can also be filled out online using the links below and emailed to Once received, you'll be contacted to set up a meeting for a program overview and to determine the best fit for you and the shelter.

Adult Volunteer Application (over 18 years of age)

Junior Volunteer Application (under 18 years of age)


For more information on volunteering, please email or call 518-891-0017.