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VOLUNTEER

We're always on the lookout for awesome volunteers to help further our mission

of improving the lives of pets and people. Got some spare time? Join us!

Walk dogs, socialize cats, fill shelter maintenance requests, transport pets to events & appointments, prep and distribute pet food pantry food & supplies, facilitate fundraising and adoption events and MORE!

 

Whatever your experience and comfort level may be —

we've got a spot for you on our team.

How Do I Start Volunteering?

FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

1. Submit a volunteer form here or through the "Become A Volunteer" button above. Anyone can volunteer, but children 15 years or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please complete an application for every person interested in becoming a volunteer.

2. Once your Volunteer Form submission is processed, we will reach out via email to schedule a volunteer orientation. Please allow 48 hours for our team to contact you.

3. If you have questions about volunteering or need assistance, reach out to us at 618.656.4405 or foster@mehs.org.

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Summer Kids Program

JUNE 1 - JULY 31

OPEN TO ALL AGES

Walk dogs, socialize cats, kittens and puppies, read to pets, make crafts and learn about humane care and responsible pet ownership any time during open hours at our Highland and Edwardsville, IL shelters! Adult supervision is required for all kids under 15.

HOURLY INCENTIVES:

ANIMAL HERO (9 hours & under)
MEHS Swag Bag

 

Submit a volunteer form to get started saving lives with MEHS this summer! Returning rescuers, please email foster@mehs.org to schedule your orientation.
 

PACK LEADER (10-15 hours)
MEHS Swag Bag + Name an MEHS Animal

 

TOP DOG (16+ hours)
All the above PLUS an exclusive Supermutt Squad tshirt only available to participants!

 

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Group Volunteering

Looking for a meaningful way for your company, class, or team to give back to homeless pets in our community? We offer group volunteering opportunities where you can support rescued pets and make a difference together!

SCHOOL GROUPS

TEAMS / CLUBS / TROOPS

EMPLOYEES

GREEK LIFE ORGS

Email manager@mehs.org to schedule your
group volunteer outing today.

Special Events & Fundraising

Volunteers are often needed for tabling events throughout the community and at fundraising events such as: Woofstock, trivia night (spring),
glo bingo (fall), and many other fundraisers
throughout the year.

INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS WELCOME

AGE RESTRICTIONS VARY (i.e. TRIVIA & GLO BINGO ARE 18+)

SHELTER ORIENTATION NOT REQUIRED, BUT ENCOURAGED

You can also volunteer from home! Help is needed soliciting sponsorships and auction donations, help with publicity, preparing mailings, and write thank you notes. If you would like to help, please contact at developmentmgr@mehs.org
 

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