Thank you for your interest in volunteering! GHHS relies almost entirely upon volunteers, and we’re always looking for kind-hearted and responsible people to help us in our mission. We have several volunteer programs, please find your age-appropriate program below:

  • Ages 6 – 15:  Junior Volunteer, go to the Paws for Reading page (our new reading program for socializing animals, parental supervision required)
  • Ages 16 – 19:  Volunteer (apply below), please note you will need to provide a signed parental consent form before volunteering and you will not be allowed to handle the larger dogs
  • Ages 19+:  Volunteer (apply below), you do not need to complete any additional forms, and you may sign up for dog walking after your orientation

For the health and safety of everyone, volunteers must be at least 16 years old to volunteer without parental supervision. We do not allow children to assist parents with volunteering.

All volunteers must attend a short orientation before starting. These orientations are held on a regular basis; click here for a list of upcoming dates.

We ask that all our volunteers commit to at least 10 hours a month. This ensures that our volunteers are kept updated of GHHS animals and procedures. By agreeing to volunteer, you understand that GHHS cannot be held responsible for damages or injuries including but not limited to animal bites, accidents or injuries. Please complete the form below and submit your application.

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Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

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