The heart of our work

Become a Volunteer

The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County is a grassroots organization rooted in the love a group of concerned Memphians had for neglected animals in our community. For over 90 years, we have worked tirelessly to save animal lives.

Volunteers are at the heart of this mission and absolutely essential to the work that is done every day. Who can volunteer? We encourage everyone in our community who has a passion for animal welfare to check out our volunteer opportunities! We welcome volunteers 18 years and older to join us in our life-saving mission. We will provide you with orientation and training to ensure your time with us is successful, safe, and enjoyable.

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When can I volunteer?

The Humane Society needs volunteers throughout the week – please work with our Volunteer Manager to determine the days and times that may work for you!


Donating to the Humane Society is a meaningful way to make a positive impact on the lives of countless animals. Your generous contributions provide vital support for our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and find loving homes for abandoned and neglected animals.