Dear Prospective Volunteer:

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Minnesota Valley Humane Society.

We are looking for self-motivated independent workers who would require a minimum of guidance since we are a growing volunteer organization.

We ask volunteers to work a minimum of 8 (eight) hours per month with a minimum 6 (six) month commitment.

Each month, we hold Prospective Volunteer Information Meetings for people interested in volunteering at MVHS.

Please call (952-894-5000) to reserve your place (space is limited).
Meetings for 2001:

Jan 13
Feb 7
March 3
April 4
May 5
June 6
July 14
August 8
Sept 8
Oct 3
Nov 11
All new volunteers are required to attend orientation. Please call (612-894-5000) or email us for more information.

Orientation will cover the major points and policies of MVHS as well as provide basic animal information required by our facility. A tour will be conducted, and training for Animal Handler will be provided. All other volunteer areas will require additional training, which will be scheduled one-on-one with the volunteer supervisor.

  • Junior Volunteers between 14 and 17 years of age can work as Dog Walkers and at special events only.
  • The Explorer program is part of the Scout continuing education program, and requires a $10 registration fee.

Quarterly volunteer meetings are held to provide a forum for ideas, suggestions, complaints, and problem-reporting, as well as education and information.

Requirements and Opportunities