Get Involved - Volunteer!

Thank you for your interest in Volunteering!

Dakin Humane Society is home to over 300 registered volunteers who make it possible to serve thousands of animals and their families every year. Volunteers can be found in all departments from hands-on work with shelter animals and foster care, to duties in our administrative offices and events. Volunteer opportunities include weekly, monthly, seasonal, remote, and flexible on-call positions. We enroll new volunteers for open positions only when they become available.

How do I become a Dakin volunteer?

Start here to review our essential volunteer capabilities. All volunteers must be 16 years of age.

Submit your information through the inquiry button below to receive notifications of upcoming openings. We will continue to send you information on new volunteer opportunities as they arise and will keep your application on file for one year. You can unsubscribe to receiving these notifications at any time.

Each email you receive will include a list of available volunteer opportunities, a brief volunteer job description, and a link to apply for the position of interest.

Once your application is submitted and reviewed, you will be contacted by a Dakin staff member for next steps for that particular position.


Unable to commit to a specific schedule? You can still help! Learn more about other ways to support Dakin.

More Ways to Get Involved

> Helping animals at home - becoming a Foster Caregiver

> Host a supply drive to collect needed items on our wish lists

> Create a DIY fundraiser to raise funds that support Dakin's programs

The lives changed by Dakin’s programs and services are only possible through our community's support. Thank you again for your interest.


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