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Volunteer with AHS

From 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.

Most volunteer opportunities are available during open hours, Monday through Friday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Volunteers must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years of age. If you are younger than 16, there are other ways to get involved.
  • Be able to commit to one year of volunteering. In-shelter opportunities require a minimum of one regularly scheduled, recurring shift every other week. Shifts are 2-4 hours depending on assignment.
  • Read and comprehend detailed policy and protocol information as well as being able to remember and follow shelter rules.
  • Communicate professionally, as human interaction is a requirement of all volunteer roles.
  • Understand and fulfill all responsibilities of their role independently.
  • Be able to physically fulfill the duties of their volunteer role. Most volunteer roles require volunteers to: be able to stand, and/or walk for up to 3 hours; be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.; be able to reach and lift; possess vision abilities including close vision, distance vision and depth perception; be able to talk to customers, employees and other volunteers.

Note: We no longer accept court-ordered community service volunteers.

Questions? See our Volunteer FAQ.

Current volunteers log in here.

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