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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:

Community outreach and foster volunteers

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

Animal Ambassadors

Animal Ambassadors are volunteers who, along with their pets, provide animal-assisted therapy and activities to people throughout the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota.  Through visits with schools, community organization, residents in nursing homes, hospitals, and other facilities, these unique volunteers bring comfort, learning, and fun to the people they reach. 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.

Animal Humane Society locations


4375 Hwy. 55 S.E.
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 390-3647

Operating hours

Coon Rapids

1411 Main St. N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 862-4030

Operating hours

Golden Valley

845 Meadow Ln. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 489-2201

Operating hours

St. Paul

1115 Beulah Ln.
St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 645-7387

Operating hours


9785 Hudson Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 730-6008

Operating hours

  • Administration
    (763) 522-4325
  • Animal Admissions
    (763) 412-4969
  • Pet Behavior Helpline
    (763) 489-2202
  • Boarding
    (763) 489-2222
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