Volunteer program

The human compassion we have for our animal friends is almost immeasurable. A perfect example being the hundreds of volunteers who give their time and energy to the HSWM every single year.

If you too are interested in volunteering with us, thank you. Your efforts will be greatly rewarded.  Because, no matter if you assist with animal care or help out in the office, you will play an important role in helping to make sure that every pet is a wanted pet.


Volunteer open houses in for 2017 will occur in May, July & October.  

Please check back on April 1, 2017 for our May orientation registration!


Adoption Counseling

Become a matchmaker for homeless pets.  We are in need of volunteers to help match families with pets. 



Special Events & Off-Site Volunteer

Special events are typically on Saturdays and weekday evenings.  Volunteers will be asked to sign up for off-site adoption events with our off-site adoption coordinator. 

Volunteers will go to various venues around the great grand rapids area.  You will be sent monthly event lists and you can choose which you would prefer to sign up for.


Volunteer Drop-In Days

The Volunteer Drop-in-Day program is designed for individuals who are not able to commit to a 6 month schedule or for those who have children under our age requirement of 16.

*Our drop in day programs have reached capacity for the remainder of the season