WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!

They go above and beyond the call of duty to help animals.
Keep reading to find your very own volunteer opportunity!

HELP DURING REGULAR OPEN HOURS

Would you be interested in hanging out with cats? We are seeking volunteers to help keep regular open hours for people to come and visit/adopt our cats. Our shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10-5.  Click here for the Volunteer Application

HELP WITH CLEANING KENNELS

We currently are seeking assistance with keeping our cat and kitten kennels cleaned every day in the morning. They also need to be fed and watered every morning. Their litter boxes and water and food dishes must be kept clean. Please click here for the Volunteer Application.

HELP WITH THE LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM

Star of the North Humane Society coordinates a low-cost spay/neuter program twice a month. (See our Spay/Neuter Program Page for detailed information). Owners register their pets at the Star of the North office at 5:45 AM.  At 6:30 AM, the animals are transported to Northland Spay and Neuter in Duluth where the surgeries are performed that day. The animals return to the Star of the North office around 6 PM the same day.

We are always in need of volunteers for this valuable service. We need people to help with the registration process, labeling the animals and carriers, and loading the animals into our van. We also need help when owners pick up their pets in the evening. Not many people want to be up so early, so if you don’t mind getting up early, this could be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!  You’ll also be helping control the animal population, reducing unwanted pets. Please CLICK HERE to fill out the Volunteer Application.

HELP WITH FUNDRAISING PROJECTS AND EVENTS

Do you like thinking up creative and fun ways to raise money? Or would you prefer to let someone else do the brainstorming while you get busy and help make things happen? Whatever your strengths, you can put them to good use helping raise funds to help the animals!
We have monthly (and sometimes more often per month!) opportunities for volunteering for these events and fundraising projects.

A lot goes into organizing for these events. For fundraisers with silent auctions, we go around and ask businesses for donations. At the home shows and mobile adoptions, we need help to answer questions and help with the animals.We need help sorting and pricing donations to our Thrift Store.  If you are interested, please fill out the Volunteer Application.

ASSIST WITH DONATED FOOD PICKUP AND DISTRIBUTION

Target, Walmart, and other generous individuals donate pet food to Star of the North. Star of the North distributes the food to community food shelf programs, individuals who are doing rescues in their neighborhood, and other people taking care of animals who have been identified as needing emergency assistance. We need people to pick up, log, and take the food to our storage site. We also need people to pick up food from our storage area and deliver it to organizations or individuals who need the pet food. If you are interested, please fill out the Volunteer Application.

TRANSPORT ANIMALS

Sometimes animals need a ride to new shelters or their new forever homes. If you are interested, please fill out the Volunteer Application.

SECRETARIAL DUTIES

Are you organized? We can use help with logging and/or responding to phone calls.We could use help with bookkeeping, organizing information/data and keeping information current and keep open communication with the Board Members and volunteers so everybody can be kept up on everything current.
We also need help with our donation cans. They need to be picked up and the money deposited, put together cans, and ask businesses to put out cans.
Please fill out a Volunteer Application if you would be interested in this area.

PUBLICITY

Do you love to write? Do you love to take pictures? We could use your help to get articles in the newspaper, make flyers and newsletters, post updates on Facebook, and help keep the website up to date.

We desperately need photographers to take pictures of our animals to post to our website!  If you love photography, this might be for you!

Please fill out a Volunteer Application if you’re interested in any of these activities.