Adoption Support (St. Paul is currently accepting applications with week day availability. Week nights are full and weekends have limited availability at this time.) Volunteers working in Adoption Support provide two important roles in helping to fulfill our mission. The first is animal socialization that helps keep our animals happy, healthy and adoptable. The second is customer assistance on the adoption floor, helping connect animals in our care to their new homes. Volunteers work with the dogs, cats and small mammals. Special Scheduling Considerations: Due to high volunteer demand, weekend and evening adoption floor support shifts working with Dogs and Cats are very limited. To apply for this position, click here.
Foster Volunteers working as fosters provide important support for animals that are currently not suitable for adoption, but with time and/or medical care, will be. Foster volunteers help these animals get that extra time they need in order to be suitable for adoption and find a home by bringing these animals into their homes for a short while as they are readied for adoption. To apply for this position, click here.
Facilities Support Volunteers in this role support facilities operations and animal care by performing general cleaning duties such as sweeping, mopping, trash removal, shelter laundry, operation of an industrial dishwasher, etc. to ensure a healthy shelter environment. Other general maintenance tasks may include snow shoveling and weed removal. To apply for this position, click here.
Animal Ambassadors Volunteers working as Animal Ambassadors demonstrate the great value animals can have in our communities as therapeutic resources. Volunteers in this role use their own trained therapy animals on visits to nursing homes, hospitals, etc. To apply for this position, click here.
Kindest Cut We need volunteers to work with our partner, Kindest Cut LLC, at every site and in other locations throughout Minnesota. These volunteers assist with client interactions and surgical materials preparation for low cost spay and neuter services. To apply for this position, click here.
Exam Volunteer Volunteers working in the Veterinary Services Department provide support to the Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians during the animals’ exam process and help provide treatment to the animals in our care.
Surgery Volunteer Volunteers working in the Surgery Department provide support to the Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians in order to efficiently Spay/Neuter the thousands of animals who are surrendered to the Animal Humane Society each year.
Dog Walker Volunteers provide Adoption Floor dogs with needed exercise and socialization.
Adoption Preparation Volunteers working in Adoption Preparation use specific behavior modification protocols to help prepare shy and fearful animals for the adoption floor and help them ultimately find a new home.