The human compassion we have for our animal friends is almost immeasurable. A perfect example is shown in the hundreds of volunteers who give their time and energy to Humane Society of West Michigan every single year.
If you too are interested in volunteering with us, thank you. Your efforts will be greatly rewarded. No matter how you volunteer, you will play an important role in helping shelter animals find their forever homes.
Service Projects Students who are interested in earning service learning hours but are not interested in our Youth Programs can organize one of the following donation drives to earn service learning hours.
Cat Scratchers: Cats need a behavioral outlet for scratching, so each cat in our care receives their own cat scratcher. Click HERE for more information.
Kuranda Beds: Our animals here at HSWM are always in need of not only bedding but also actual beds! The best news is these can be made by anyone. Click HERE for more information.
Item Drive: With permission from a parent/guardian and your school you can set up a donation drive for items needed for our shelter animals. Items that Humane Society of West Michigan is in need of can be found on our wish list. Items in BOLD are in high demand. Once items have been collected you can donate them to Humane Society of West Michigan's shelter pets. Students MUST keep a log of all hours in order to earn service learning hours. The hours need to be approved by a humane educator and a parent/guardian or teacher.
Change War: With permission from a parent/guardian and your school arrange a change war between you and your classmates. Once all the change has been collected, the money can be donated to Humane Society of West Michigan's shelter pets. Students MUST keep a log of all hours in order to earn service learning hours. The hours need to be approved by a humane educator and a parent/guardian or teacher.
Dropping off donations: Once the donation drive has been completed students can drop off their donations during our open business hours, Tuesday-Friday 11-6PM and Saturday 11-4PM. No appointment needed.
Monetary donations of $100 or more can be picked up by Humane Society of West Michigan's humane educator and will include a presentation about our shelter along with a visit from one of our humane education dogs. Humane education dogs are Canine Good Citizen certified by an AKC certified trainer.