School and community service projects

Student requests for school projects

Animal Humane Society frequently receives requests from students for information about our services and animal welfare issues for classroom projects. If you are a student requesting to interview a staff member about an animal welfare topic that pertains to the work we do, or if you wish to request access to AHS facilities in order to complete a photo or video school-related project, please submit a request online.

Due to the large number of requests we receive, please allow a minimum of 48 hours for AHS staff to respond once the request has been submitted. AHS staff can answer student questions via phone, email, or in person. A scheduled appointment is required in advance and we will do our best to schedule appointments within 1-2 weeks of the request. Please plan ahead as we are unable to accommodate last minute requests. We are unable to accommodate job shadow requests or requests for subjects that fall outside our areas of expertise.

Interviews are available Monday-Friday at our Golden Valley location and do not include a tour. Tour requests are handled separately, but students are welcome to visit the animals on their own prior to or after their scheduled time with AHS staff.

Community service projects

Although we don't offer short-term volunteer projects in our shelters, you can help us serve animals in other ways. Some project ideas include:

Shelter tours

Groups are also welcome to schedule a tour of one of our facilities at the time they bring in their donations. Tours last approximately one hour and there is a $1 per person fee for tours, with a $15 minimum. More information about tours. Our tour schedules fill up quickly, so please schedule at least 2 weeks in advance.