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Special events volunteering

Special events volunteering

Animal Humane Society holds fundraising events to help support our operations. The biggest event, the Walk for Animals, requires the involvement of hundreds of new event volunteers. Find out more about volunteering for the Walk for Animals.

We staff other events from our regular volunteer pool.

Volunteer Opportunities for Youth

Volunteer opportunities for youth

You must be 16 years or older to volunteer at Animal Humane Society sites or events. Many of the animals that come to us have unknown histories. All people working at our shelters need to be able to manage unpredictable situations. In order to ensure the safety of the animals, staff and volunteers, the Animal Humane Society has determined that generally youth under the age of 16 are not appropriate for volunteering with the organization.

Animal Airport Ambassadors

Animal Airport Ambassadors

Animal Airport Ambassadors provide comfort and stress relief to travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. The volunteer dogs wear vests with the ambassadors logo, and their human companions encourage travelers to pause and say hello to the animals.

Joining the Animal Airport Ambassadors

To become an Animal Airport Ambassador, you must complete the following steps (Minnesota residents only):

Animal Humane Society locations


4375 Hwy. 55 S.E.
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 390-3647

Operating hours

Coon Rapids

1411 Main St. N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 862-4030

Operating hours

Golden Valley

845 Meadow Ln. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 522-4325

Operating hours

St. Paul

1115 Beulah Ln.
St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 645-7387

Operating hours


9785 Hudson Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 730-6008

Operating hours

  • Administration
    (763) 522-4325
  • Animal Admissions
    (763) 412-4969
  • Pet Behavior Helpline
    (763) 489-2202
  • Boarding
    (763) 489-2222
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