Fostering bottle baby kittens

Fostering bottle baby kittens

Bottle Baby foster volunteers care for litters of kittens 2 weeks and older that need bottle feeding, pottying and cleaning every 3 to 4 hours.  Because care for these kittens is time consuming, the groups will range in size from 1 to 4 kittens so as not to overwhelm any one volunteer.  Volunteers can choose to foster kittens until they are weaned at about 4 weeks of age or until they are big enough for adoption at approximately 8 weeks of age.

Summer Animal Volunteer Experience

Summer Animal Volunteer Experience

A volunteer program for teens ages 16 to 18

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At Animal Humane Society, we are ready for the dog days of summer as we introduce an unforgettable experience called S.A.V.E.  S.A.V.E stands for “Summer Animal Volunteer Experience” and is a uniquely designed volunteer program open to 16- to 18-year-olds who want to volunteer with AHS over the course of one summer.

Volunteering to foster animals

Volunteering to foster animals

Do you want to help animals but don’t have time to volunteer in shelter? Foster volunteering might be right for you.

Through the foster program, thousands of animals have had a second chance at an amazing life, and the foster program is a critical part of our ability to adopt over 15,000 animals annually. About 10% of those animals, 1,600 annually, need foster care before they are ready to find new homes.  Fostering is an immensely rewarding experience you’ll never forget, and it changes animals’ lives in a very direct way.

At Animal Humane Society foster volunteers provide care for animals that are not yet ready for adoption. We have a variety of animals that need foster care including animals too young for adoption, nursing moms, animals needing supportive health care or time to recover after surgery and temporary placements for owners in transition.

Animal Humane Society provides all the basic supplies you will need to care for foster animals including food, medications, housing/kennels and toys. We provide training and care instructions for each foster animal so you will know exactly what each animal requires and we have vet techs and behaviorists that can provide help if needed.

Fostering is a wonderful experience for you and your family; you can feel good knowing you have helped save an animal’s life.  It’s a great way for children to be involved and to learn about helping others. Each animal fostered better creates space in the shelter to accommodate other homeless animals that need our help too. Foster animals provide companionship and purpose. Your act of kindness is repaid in rewards that are beyond words.

If you are interested in becoming a foster volunteer, please select a main shelter and fill out the volunteer application for that site.

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Court orders and criminal records

Court orders and criminal records

Volunteering with a criminal record

Animal Humane Society does not accept volunteers with a criminal record in relation to sexual offense, violent crimes or animal neglect or cruelty within the last 15 years. Animal Humane Society requires all persons applying to volunteer to state any past criminal record and reserves the right to conduct a background check on any volunteer. If you qualify under these conditions, please apply here.

Volunteering under court order

Animal Humane Society does accept court-ordered volunteers. All court-ordered volunteers must be 18 years of age. We do not accept persons who have been convicted of the following crimes:

  • Felony level crimes
  • Crimes committed with a weapon
  • Illegal possession of a fire arm
  • Drug related offenses
  • History of sexual offenses
  • Predatory crimes
  • Theft
  • Possession/receiving/selling stolen property
  • Crimes of violence (including domestic assault)
  • Animal cruelty/neglect

Animal Humane Society also reserves the right to refuse any court-ordered volunteers for offenses not listed here. Persons interested in more details about our court-ordered volunteering program should contact the Community Programs Coordinator at 763-432-4894 for more information and complete guidelines of the program.

Volunteer Requirements

Volunteer requirements

Volunteers must meet all of the following requirements:

Volunteer FAQ

Volunteer FAQ

Volunteer

Volunteer

Do you want to help animals find loving homes and make their wait for those homes as positive and comfortable as possible? Do you want to have fun and meet amazing people with the same passion as you? Well, from wildlife to in-shelter support to at home foster care, volunteers are involved in every part of the work we do at all five of our shelter locations. Our volunteers help make the world a more humane place for animals.

Here's how to get involved:

Volunteer interviews

Prepare for your volunteer interview

Thank for your interest in volunteering with Animal Humane Society. In preparation for your interview, please review the following documents:

Animal Humane Society's official Position Statements on animal welfare issues:

Volunteer role descriptions for our entry-level opportunities available at your desired volunteer site:

Current volunteer opportunities in Woodbury

Current volunteer opportunities in Woodbury

Want to know what you can do to help animals at our Woodbury shelter? Here are our entry level and advanced roles! Below the role listings is a link to our online application for our Woodbury shelter.

Entry Level Volunteer Roles Available in Woodbury - No experience necessary, new volunteers welcomed.

Current volunteer opportunities in Coon Rapids

Current volunteer opportunities in Coon Rapids

Want to know what you can do to help animals at our Coon Rapids shelter? Here are our entry level and advanced roles!  Below the role listings is a link to our online application for our Coon Rapids shelter.

Entry Level Volunteer Roles Available in Coon Rapids - No experience necessary, new volunteers welcomed.

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