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Minnesota Valley Humane Society Charity Profile
Our mission is to prevent and alleviate animal suffering through shelter, adoption, education, collaboration, and community outreach; and to strengthen the relationship between people and companion animals.
The Minnesota Valley Humane Society has been serving the Greater South Metro Area since 1981. Founded by volunteers who fostered animals in their homes, they eventually raised money to purchase a shelter in 1991. MVHS currently resides in the old Burnsville City Hall, Police and Fire Station building. Since then we have been working hard to improve the lives of animals and people in our service area.
Since 1991, we have found homes for over 45,000 animals. We have no time limits for animals awaiting adoption. It is our policy to shelter and place as many animals as possible. We are proud to have one of the highest adoption rates in the country!
We believe education is important to promote healthy relationships between people and animals. We offer classes for new and struggling pet parents as well as our innovative Canine U Dog Training and offer many Humane Education programs for children and adults.
Minnesota Valley Humane Society Volunteer Information
We rely on volunteers to complete our mission. We are looking for energetic, self-motivated, independent volunteers to help us at our facility in Burnsville. MVHS will provide you with all the training you need. The training will take a minimum of 16 hours and consist of the following:
Orientation that will give you an introduction to MVHS and itís mission
Take home information with review sheets
Lectures, hands on classes and discussion groups for every position
Mentored shifts that will make sure you are 100% comfortable with the position you chose
We do need you to remain a volunteer for at least six months and to volunteer at MVHS at least twice a month. All positions do require a schedule. We DO NOT have opportunities for those of you needing to fulfill a community service hour requirement. You have to be at least 16 years old to volunteer at MVHS!
We are currently accepting volunteers for the following positions:
Help the public find the right pet for their family! Shifts are available Tuesday through Friday from Noon until 3pm or from 3-6pm.
Walk our shelter dogs on our property for a 2 hour shift at least once every other week. Shifts can be scheduled anytime between 8am and 6pm Monday through Friday and 8am and 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Provide short term care for pregnant or special needs animals, mostly cats.
Front Desk Assistant
Greet visitors, answer questions and help with adoptions. Shifts are available Monday through Friday from 9amuntil Noon, from Noon until 3pm or from 3pm until 6pm and Saturdays & Sundays from 8am until 11am.
If you can fill one of the above positions, please come to our next orientation!
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