volunteering-at-mhsBe a part of something wonderful. Volunteer with us...

Be a part of Monadnock Humane Society. Volunteer your skills, your time, and your energy. Help us continue to care for the over 1400 animals a year who rely on us. Whether you want to work directly with the animals in the shelter, or join in hosting community events, these links will give you more information about volunteering for Monadnock Humane Society.

Check out the many different ways you can help:

We ask every Volunteer to start with Volunteer Orientation.

Orientations are offered monthly and are approximately 2 hours.

Select a date and time that fits your schedule.

  • Call or e-mail with your name and Orientation date you would like to attend.  Email to volunteers@humanecommunity.org or by phone (603) 352-9011 ext 147
  • Attend Orientation to learn more about MHS and the vital role of our Volunteers!
  • When you come to Orientation, PLEASE USE TRAINING CENTER ENTRANCE

UPCOMING ORIENTATIONS:  Email Volunteers@humanecommunity.org to reserve your spot.

Sunday, May 7th at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, May 21st at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, May 28th at 10:00 a.m.


Morning care for cats includes feeding and freshening up each cat's home.

Interested in providing direct care to our animals? We will give you additional species specific training .

  •  For the safety of you and our animals, we require you attend training in your species of interest.
  • Volunteers must be 18 or older to work with our dogs. (Youth Volunteers may attend Canine Safe Handling, but may not work with our dogs.)
  • All of the training offered will be outlined during Orientation. Times and dates of our Safe Handling classes are announced at general orientation. These classes are only available to volunteers who have attended Orientation.

Schools, churches, community service and other non-profit organizations wishing to participate in the MHS Volunteer Program (excluding court ordered) should contact the Volunteer Coordinator, at 352-9011, ext. 147 or volunteers@humanecommunity.org. MHS staff will work with teachers, program coordinators, and guardians/caregivers to establish an appropriate program for interested groups and/or individuals.

Annual MHS Volunteer Banquet

Annual Volunteer Banquet - great food, recognition and friends in a common cause

Court Ordered Community Service

When work is  available, MHS does accept court-ordered volunteers. It is important that you contact us well in advance of your deadline.  You must attend a Volunteer Orientation.  We cannot guarantee hours nor can we provide service opportunities on a "walk-in" basis. Please note: MHS reserves the right to refuse  court ordered hours.   Reason for required hours must NOT pertain to the following:

  • Theft or theft related offenses
  • Violent offenses such as assault and criminal threatening
  • Animal Abuse
  • Sexual Offense
  • Manslaughter/Murder

Court ordered community service volunteers will be placed, when possible, in one of the following areas:  Facilities Maintenance (yards, sweeping, mowing),  Shelter Maintenance (laundry/dishes, cleaning, mopping.) Court ordered community service volunteers will not be placed in positions working with the animals or visitors. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, at 352-9011, ext. 147 or volunteers@humanecommunity.org.