Why Volunteer?

Through volunteer opportunities at TLHS, you can make an impact for the animals in our care. Volunteers provide love, devotion, and the voice our animals deserve. Get started today and meet new friends while giving back to the community and making a difference for homeless animals!

How to get started

Fill out our volunteer application to apply for a position. Once we receive your application, we will contact you to discuss the process of becoming a TLHS volunteer. If you have questions, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@tupeloleehumane.org.

Community Service 

If you need to complete hours for community service, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@tupeloleehumane.org. Include a copy of your community service requirements and dates/hours you are available for scheduling.

Senior Projects

We welcome seniors from Tupelo High School to choose us for their senior projects! Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@tupeloleehumane.org to schedule a time to meet with a TLHS mentor. Include information on what you would like to do for your project. We highly encourage projects that will help further our current programs’ success and to increase our lifesaving efforts.

About Volunteering and Community Service

Due to Covid-19, TLHS is restricting our Volunteer program until further notice to only focus on property care, general care/cleaning of facility equipment and animal housing, and our shelter ambassador positions. Each position has specific requirements. If you are interested in volunteering and have never been to orientation and would like to know how you can help, please email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@tupeloleehumane.org.

Volunteer FAQ's

All volunteers must attend volunteer orientation and make a $20 donation to cover the cost of a TLHS volunteer vest. If you are under 16, a parent or guardian must accompany you to orientation.

*Due to Covid-19, we have currently halted all volunteer orientations until further notice. We are still accepting current volunteers on a scheduled basis only and are still processing new volunteers on an alternate orientation basis. Please contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@tupeloleehumane.org for more information.

All volunteers that volunteer on TLHS property must be at least 16 years in age and have completed the Volunteer Application complete with parent signature. For those under 16 that are interested in helping our homeless pets at TLHS, we encourage you to complete projects to deliver or to do supply drives to include Kongs or other dog toys, creamy peanut butter, and canned puppy and kitten food.

Volunteers are scheduled during our business hours unless otherwise approved by TLHS management. Our volunteer coordinator will be able to assist with scheduling and all questions regarding hours and can be contacted at volunteer@tupeloleehumane.org.

Handling animals requires special training and requires a mentorship with a senior TLHS staff member.

Due to Covid-19, we are focusing our efforts more on building maintenance and general care of animals in our facility. These areas are our greatest need with staff focusing on transport and local adoptions of heart-worm positive adult dogs. If you would like to help keep our property and animal housing cleaning, please email volunteer@tupeloleehumane.org.