We appreciate your interest in volunteer opportunities at the Humane Society of Cobb County. We are a local, no-kill, non-profit organization. We do not receive any city, county, state, federal, or Humane Society of the United States funding. Our facility is run on donations, bequests, and grants, and through fundraising efforts. We rely heavily upon volunteers, and we are very grateful for the time and effort they contribute to our operations.


We house mainly cats and kittens, several exotic/pocket pets, and typically fewer than 10 dogs at a time, most of which are small breed.


Our greatest volunteer needs at this time are in the areas of daily cleaning of our free-roaming cat rooms, maintenance of the property, and data entry. If you are able to assist in any or all of these areas, please download our Volunteer Profile form, fill it out, and submit the completed form to volunteers@humanecobb.com.


After you have submitted your Volunteer Profile form, we will notify you of the next orientation date. Orientations last approximately one hour. You must attend an orientation prior to volunteering.


Orientations will be scheduled based on greatest needs first, so we ask that you be patient during the process. Your help is of great value to our organization!


Due to liability reasons, we do not allow volunteers under the age of 18 unless accompanied by a legal guardian at all times.


If you have a high interest in working hands-on with dogs, please contact Cobb County Animal Services at 770-499-4136. They typically house up to 200 dogs.


Below is a general list of areas that we need help with (priorities are outlined above):


Cleaning and maintenance

  • We need cleaning help seven days a week. Most cleaning occurs 10 am to 12 pm, but this can be flexible.
  • We clean cat rooms, litter boxes, and cages, feed and water the animals, wash dishes, do laundry, dust, sweep, etc.
  • We also need help with yard work such as mowing the grass, pulling weeds, trimming hedges, and watering plants.


Donation banks:

  • New banks can be placed in just about any business.
  • You can help us find new locations and empty banks out on a regular basis.


Education committee:

Help us present educational programs to our youth in elementary schools, middle schools, daycare centers, scout troops, and other youth organizations. This is done on an as-needed basis at either our location or theirs. You would always be with an experienced volunteer or employee.


Fundraising committee:

Creative? Energetic? Enthusiastic? We’d love to hear your new ideas for fundraising. We also welcome help at community events.


Office volunteers:

  • We receive up to 100 calls daily. Once trained, volunteers may help answer the phones and assist with data entry.
  • Many of our callers need counseling and education on pet care, adoption, or aid in placing their pet.
  • We need help with these tasks Monday through Saturday, 12 pm until 5 pm.


Grooming and socializing:

Our animals always enjoy attention! We welcome volunteers to pet, brush, and play with them Monday through Saturday, 12 pm until 4:30 pm.


Reach out to volunteers@humanecobb.com with any questions you may have regarding group volunteer opportunities.



Reach out to volunteers@humanecobb.com with any questions you may have regarding youth volunteer opportunities. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian at all times. Please also see our Educational Programs page  to learn about the educational programs we have available for young people.


For kids who want to help their community’s homeless pets:
Every year, millions of animals end up homeless in shelters. There are things that YOU can do to help these animals! You can even get your class at school or your scout troop involved. When you get more kids involved in helping animals, you are making the world a better place for all animals.


You could start a drive to collect needed supplies for your local shelter. Items universally needed include:

  • Bleach
  • Paper towels
  • Unscented laundry soap
  • Unscented hand soap
  • Cat food
  • Dog food


You can also spread the word to your friends about how important it is for pets to be fixed so that they can’t have babies. If everyone had their pets fixed, there wouldn’t be so many homeless pets in shelters.


And promote your local animal shelter! If you or your friends want a pet, the best thing you can do is adopt from a local animal control facility, humane society, or rescue group. Buying a puppy or kitten from a pet shop means that one from a shelter doesn’t have a home. Make sure you and your friends adopt a pet and save a life!


Our Community Service program is separate from our Volunteer program. Please review the information below regarding Community Service participation.


Our organization relies greatly on Volunteer and Community Service participants for cleanliness and overall daily maintenance of our facility.


Community Service participants will initially need to provide documentation stating the citation that incurred the mandated court-ordered hours along with a valid picture ID. Please call us at 770-428-5678 for more information.


We are located at:
148 S. Fairground St. SE
Marietta, GA 30060

We are open Monday – Saturday, 12 pm – 5 pm, by appointment only.

Please call 770-428-LOST (5678) to set up an appointment.


Email: info@humanecobb.com
Phone: 770-428-LOST (5678)
Fax: 770-423-9386

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