Current volunteer opportunities in Buffalo

Current volunteer opportunities in Buffalo

 

Want to know what you can do to help animals at our Buffalo shelter? All of these roles are entry level. No experience required! Below the role listings is a link to our online application for our Buffalo shelter.

Current volunteer opportunities in St. Paul

Current volunteer opportunities in St. Paul

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

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

Current volunteer opportunities in Golden Valley

Current volunteer opportunities in Golden Valley

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

Volunteer Tails

Volunteer Tails

The mission of Animal Humane Society (AHS) is to engage the hearts, hands and minds of the community to help animals. The Volunteer Services department plays a major role in this exercise. The goal of the department is to cultivate a dedicated, capable Volunteer community that is meaningfully engaged in achieving the mission of AHS.

Meet some AHS Volunteers who have been recognized for their outstanding service.

Short-term volunteering

Short-term volunteering

Animal Humane Society has a basic volunteer requirement of a one-year commitment for on-site volunteering. This commitment is important to allow for adequate timing for proper assessment and training of potential volunteers. In 2011, our average volunteer had served two years with the organization. 

We do seek short-term volunteers for special events.

Volunteer Application Process

The volunteer application process

Because of the large number of community members interested in volunteering with the Animal Humane Society, we have a process in place to manage applications. Due to limited resources, we are unable to make individual exceptions to this process. There is a $20 application fee to help offset the costs of the application process. No applicant is guaranteed a position.

Applying to volunteer

Applying to volunteer

Before you apply, please review our volunteer requirements and the overview of our volunteer roles.

Questions? See our Volunteer FAQ.

Current opportunities in our shelters

See what's currently available at each Animal Humane Society location:

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers serve Animal Humane Society in important roles at our shelters, in the community, and in their own homes. Find an opportunity that's right for you!

Two-person or group volunteering

Group volunteering

Animal Humane Society often gets requests from persons wishing to volunteer as a team. Sometimes this is a parent-child partnership, an aide-client partnership, school groups and others. Due to the nature of the work at Animal Humane Society, limited resources and often confined physical space, we are unable to accept volunteering teams of any number.

Each volunteer at Animal Humane Society must go through the volunteer application process individually. Each volunteer at Animal Humane Society must be able to independently fulfill the responsibilities of their role. Each volunteer at Animal Humane Society will be scheduled individually. If you would like to apply to volunteer individually, please click here.

 

There are opportunities to contribute to the work of AHS off-site, which are appropriate and fun for volunteering teams.

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