Already A Volunteer?
The Greater Birmingham Humane Society has a variety of volunteer opportunities available for people of all ages.
- Our General Volunteer Program provides those 16 years and older various opportunities to help further our mission at the shelter and in the community.
- Our Humane Teen Club is geared towards children between the ages of 12 and 16 years old.
- Our Foster Program
provides individuals the opportunity to help give pets in need special
care and shelter in their home until the pet is ready for adoption.
- Individuals who may not be able to come into the shelter or foster a pet can help from home by making Newspaper Rolls for Pets or collecting various items from our Wish List.
This month we celebrate Marsha Dollar!
Working with animals has always been a desire of mine; however, I did not get the opportunity until after I retired. The GBHS was a perfect place for me to volunteer. The chance to show some of the best dogs on TV was right down my alley and I love being able to showcase these special animals. I try to pick dogs that have some skills to highlight on air and hope to interest someone into adopting who may not have thought about adopting before. My philosophy is “Get them in the door!”, then the animals will do the rest.
My home is shared with Bonnie, my third Scottish terrier, Norman, a Beagle-Corgi mix and my second rescue and my best friend Tim Hill. Tim is my TV assistant and also a GBHS volunteer. After working here, I know that when I get another dog it will be an adult rescue.