Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Tree House Humane Society! Whether you’re part of a school group, work group, or just a group of friends looking to contribute together, there are multiple ways to get involved.


Group activities range from community outreach projects like flyering for upcoming events and opportunities at Tree House or collecting Pet Food Pantry donations at participating local stores to on-site projects like building Community Cat shelters or making fleece blankets for our kitties.merrick team standing by tree house front desk

Because these group opportunities are dependent on the current needs of Tree House, applications are handled on a case-by-case basis, and opportunities are largely determined by the availability of appropriate projects. We are, however, always happy to arrange a brief educational presentation and tour of the facility for your group! In order to coordinate the best experience possible for your group, please submit your group request at least 4 weeks in advance.

While we know how exciting it is to get to hang out with our incredible resident felines, group projects will not involve direct animal care, handling, or socialization as these tasks require training which we can’t offer to a large group of one-time visitors. Depending on the size of your group, supervised kitty playtime can sometimes be arranged but will not constitute a project.

Generally, the maximum group size is 30 people as we aren’t able to provide a meaningful experience for groups larger than this. We welcome groups of minors but ask that the primary contact is at least 18 years old and all minors are accompanied by an appropriate number of adults.

We ask that groups hosted at Tree House support our mission by contributing to the Pet Food Pantry or making a financial donation (no minimum requirement) towards the Pantry. For example, each group member can bring in a can or two of wet cat food. We use these supplies to give to low-income members of the community who rely on our Pet Food Pantry to feed their animals.

Submit your application here, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch shortly about opportunities for your group! 

GROUP VOLUNTEER APPLICATION