Do you want to help animals find loving homes and make their wait for those homes as positive and comfortable as possible? Do you want to have fun and meet amazing people with the same passion as you? Well, from wildlife to 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.
Here's how to get involved:
All volunteers must meet our basic age, eligibility, and commitment requirements to qualify for service.
Volunteers serve AHS in important roles at our shelters, in the community, and in their own homes. Find an opportunity that's right for you!
Submit an online application (and $20 application fee), participate in an online information session, and interview with a member of our volunteer services team.
If you are accepted into the volunteer program, you will be provided with thorough training to help you feel confident in your volunteer role.
Questions? See our Volunteer FAQ.
Our mission, vision, and values
Mission: To engage the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.
Vision: To compassionately and responsibly create a more humane world for animals.
Values: Be good to animals. Partner with people. Lead responsibly with compassion.