These positions are available on a daily basis. Volunteers walk, play with, and socialize the dogs. Volunteers must be familiar with NHHS safety and handling protocols and take the appropriate training courses.
Front of House
These positions are available on a daily basis. Greeting visitors, checking and responding to emails,answering the phone, and light housekeeping, among other possible duties as needed. Volunteers must be familiar with NHHS safety and our safe handling protocols and engage in our volunteer training courses.
These positions are available on a daily basis. Volunteers play with, provide enrichment activities, and socialize the cats. Volunteers must be familiar with NHHS safety and handling protocols and take the appropriate training courses.
New Hampshire Humane Society relies on individuals who can welcome an animal into their home on a temporary basis. These animals may be sick, injured, senior, very young, or otherwise not able to be at the shelter. An additional foster application must be completed if you are interested in this position.
Volunteers assist in raising money for the shelter. This can include large event planning, developing income generating programs, preparing mailings and/or other projects as determined by the administrative team.
General Cleaning + Laundry
Needed daily. Volunteers can wash dishes and bowls, sweep/mop the floors, work in the laundry room, and perform other general cleaning tasks.
Feline and Canine Care Assistants
These positions are available on a daily basis to assist staff in cleaning. It is always helpful to have morning volunteers and we also have available shifts and duties throughout the day. All volunteers must be familiar with our cleaning protocols and safe animal handling.
Maintenance and Groundskeeping
Both inside and outside work and may include lawn maintenance, walking trail clean-up, snow shoveling, landscaping, or building maintenance as needed.
Volunteers are needed to work at off-site events such as craft fair/informational tables, fundraising events, rabies clinics and other shelter events held throughout the year.
How to Get Started
Ready to put your love for animals into action? Complete the online Volunteer Application and submit it! Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted by the staff. Thank you for your patience.
Upcoming Orientations and Trainings:
Sessions will be scheduled soon and listed on our events page and on social media.
Can you spare a couple of hours a week to help at the front desk and greeting visitors? Caring for nearly 100 animals at any given time keeps us busy and we really need your help.
If you have other questions, contact