New to volunteering with the Humane Animal Treatment Society? We can't wait to add you to our team! We are seeking dedicated volunteers who can make a commitment to provide care and socialization for our animals on a consistent basis. Click here to read about our volunteer opportunities and shift schedules. 

Are you an animal lover who is dedicated to our mission?


Are you responsible and self-disciplined when required to follow rules and safety precautions?


And, most importantly, are you ready to make a commitment to continually volunteer for the benefit of the animals and to assist our staff in making our shelter the best it can be? 


Did you answer YES? Please continue reading about our volunteer program and submit your application today!

Volunteer Requirements

> Age 18 or older  

> Ages 8-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

Commitment to our service requirement 

> We request that our volunteers commit to at least 3 months of service and at minimum 4 hours per month

Ability to read and comprehend the volunteer guide

Will follow instructions and remember policies

> Access to an active e-mail account

Agreement to pay a one-time program fee  

Current Volunteers

Program Fee

We are asking new volunteers to help offset the cost of their training so that we can continue to provide the best quality of care for the animals. The one-time program fee will cover your orientation, training materials, and volunteer t-shirt. There is no value that can be placed on the rewards of being a volunteer and our small fee ensures that no money is being diverted from animal care.



All applicants will be scheduled for a one-hour volunteer orientation after submitting an application. You will have the opportunity to tour our facility and learn the skills necessary to be successful on your first day of volunteering!

Ready to begin? Applications are currently unavailable while we make important program updates. We appreciate your patience while we make improvements for current and future volunteers. Please check back!

Policies for Required Service Hours

Our volunteer program is a great opportunity for students needing hours for school, as well as adults needing service hours for work. Once a volunteer has been active for at least 3 months (minimum 4 hours per month) we are happy to verify hours. Please note, our minimum service requirement must be met before we will grant documentation for service hours to any volunteer. 


Court-Ordered Community Service

HATS offers a court-ordered community service program to adults 18 and older. There is an application that must be filled out in person during regular business hours. Only offenders of non-violent crimes will be considered. Shifts are available on a limited basis Mon-Fri from 8am-11am (workers must commit to the entire shift). Please note, court papers will not be signed for completing volunteer shifts; we have separate community service shifts with different requirements and expectations.


If you have any questions regarding volunteering or community service, please contact our Community Involvement Coordinator at (989) 775-0830 ext. 6 or email hats.donorrelations@gmail.com

Humane Animal Treatment Society

1105 S. Isabella Rd. 

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

(989) 775-0830


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