Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering at Northshore Humane Society. Our work would not be possible without the dedication, passion and hard work of our volunteer force! For any questions about our volunteer program, please email us at volunteer@nshumane.org.

PLEASE NOTE that court-mandated volunteers must first make an appointment before obtaining service hours, and that acceptance into our program is not guaranteed.

Orientation & Training

The first step to becoming a volunteer is to fill out the online application. Once you have submitted it, you will receive a confirmation email with a list of available orientation dates. Please note that we require orientation and training as prerequisites to becoming a registered volunteer. Orientation classes can sometimes fill up a month in advance, so please plan accordingly if you need service hours for a club or school.


Volunteer Opportunities

  • Cleaning Dog Kennels
  • Cleaning Cat Kennels
  • Scoop & Play
  • Surgery assistance
  • Puppy Pop Ins
  • Canine Cabbies
  • Administration
  • Fostering
  • Property Maintenance
  • Special events
  • ...and much more!

Age Requirements

Because of the nature of the work we are doing with rescue animals whose background histories are unknown,we are not able to accept volunteers under the age of 12 at our facility. However, young children may be able to earn volunteer hours for us from home or school through our Junior Volunteers program. Volunteers under the age of 16 are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also registered as a NHS volunteer.


Family volunteer teams must fill out separate applications, one for each parent and each child. You must use a different email for each person in order for our system to assign you a unique PIN, which is used to track your volunteer hours.