Our volunteers are a critical part of our programs and our success. The volunteers at our shelter work directly with the animals. The Shelter started offering Volunteer Orientation in 2013. In 2015, we made volunteer orientation mandatory for all volunteers. Volunteer orientation is held every Saturday at the Shelter at 11am. Our volunteers also assist us in continuing our educational presentations in local schools and our pet therapy programs in area nursing homes. It is impossible to express how important these volunteers are to our continued work.

We have many volunteers that come in the shelter to walk the dogs, spend time one on one with the cats, bathe puppies, or simply give the animals in the shelter extra love and attention. Some of these volunteers come in for an hour, others spend all day; what extra time they have they give to the pets of the Stark County Humane Society.

Volunteers under the age of 18 must have their parent/legal guardian sign a waiver prior to volunteering. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian while volunteering at the shelter.

The shelter has many day to day volunteers. We would like to thank all of the volunteers. This year we have listed the group volunteers instead of individuals:

  • Coastal Pets

    North Canton Middle School

    NIC’s Vocational

    Mt. Union

    Rockhill Elementary

    Troop #6005

    Wayne Homes

    Midwest Inovation

    Marlington High School

    Troop # 61161

    Troop #265 Pack # 214

    Walsch University Honors

    Troop #60049

    South Gate

    Troop #60760

    Washington High School National Honors

    Perry High School

    Troop # 60513

    Troop #60176

    Troop #60765

    Troop #60605

    Troop #60564

    Troop #66094

    Lehman Student Council

    Target #0794

    Pack #929

    Key Bank

    Farmers Fitters & Critters

  • Tuci Barn Yard Kids

    Troop #60759

    Troop #60544

    Massillon Junior High

    Troop # 327

    Faith UMC – N. Canton

    New Horizon

    Massillon YMCA

    Tuslaw 4H


    Marathon Petroleum

    Malone College

    Sebring Ecology Club


    Emanuel Lutheran

    CCC Youth


    Troop #195

    Troop #60522

    Troop #195

    Walsh Pre-Dental

    Pack #929

    Troop #61713

    Glenoak Key Club

    Troop #1039

    Troop #61713

    Texas Roadhouse

    Frontier Girls #234

The shelter would like to thank and recognize everyone who has helped, volunteered, supported, and or donated to the shelter. On behalf of our furry friends, thank you!

Contact Us

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 7077, Canton, Ohio 44705
Shelter Address
5100 Peach Street, Louisville, Ohio 44641
E-Mail Address

Release/Waiver Form

Click here to download the Volunteer Release/Waiver form.

To learn more about volunteering, please contact the shelter at (330)453-5529, or
e-mails us at info@starkhumane.org