Applying to volunteer

Before you apply, please review our volunteer requirements and the overview of our volunteer roles.

Questions? See our Volunteer FAQ.

Current opportunities in our shelters

See what's currently available at each Animal Humane Society location:

Foster volunteers

To participate as a foster volunteer, apply at the shelter nearest you:

Community outreach volunteers

The purpose of the Community Outreach program at AHS is to create a more humane world for animals by providing community-based education and resources for pet owners who historically have not engaged with AHS or other animal welfare programs.  Some of the volunteer opportunities include distributing flyers, attending tabling events, bagging dog food,  doing data entry or making follow up phone calls to members of under engaged communities. Apply here.

Kindest Cut

Volunteers with Kindest Cut assist with client interactions and surgical materials preparation for low cost spay and neuter services. Kindest Cut travels frequently and needs volunteers in many areas of the state. In the past, Kindest Cut has been to Apple Valley, Bloomington, Buffalo, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Crystal, Golden Valley, Inver Grove Heights, Leech Lake, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Oakdale, Owatonna, Roseville, St. Louis Park, St. Paul, Woodbury and Wyoming. Apply here.