Community Service

School Required Community Service
School required community service (Either a graduation requirement or as part of National Honor Society duties.)

If you are at least 14 years of age and need to complete non-court-ordered community service, but are unable to commit to a 4-month, 2-hour-a-week schedule, please contact the MHS Volunteer Department by e-mailing

Please note that short-term volunteers do not work directly with the animals and must be accompanied by an adult (age 25 years and older).

Court-Ordered Community Service
The Michigan Humane Society Court-Ordered Community Service Program offers opportunities for individuals who are over the age of 18 who have been ordered by the court to perform community service of 20 or more hours.  Court-ordered community service volunteers will not work directly with the animals, but may assist with other janitorial tasks and projects as available.

We typically accept court-ordered community service for these types of violations: Gambling, MIP (alcohol), DUI (alcohol), DWI (alcohol), Traffic Violations, and other similar misdemeanors.

These opportunities are at our Rochester Hills or Westland shelter locations. Opportunities for these positions are seven days a week from 9 am to 1 pm. or 1 pm to 5 pm.

Please visit one of our Rochester Hills or Westland locations and ask for a blue Court-Ordered Community Service Application or download the form: Court-Ordered Community Service Application.

Please note: Failure to complete a blue Court-Ordered Community Service Application prior to volunteering will prevent an applicant from having hours validated by MHS to a court official.

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