Want to know what you can do to help animals at our St. Paul shelter? Here are our entry level and advanced roles! Below the role listings is a link to our online application for our St. Paul shelter.
Entry Level Volunteer Roles Available in St. Paul - No experience necessary, new volunteers welcomed.
Cat Adoption Support: Volunteers working in Cat Adoption Support provide two important roles in helping to fulfill our mission. The first is customer assistance on the adoption floor, helping connect animals in our care to their new forever homes. The second is animal socialization and cleaning that helps keep our animals happy, healthy and adoptable. We are seeking daytime volunteers Monday through Friday. Currently there is no weekday evening or weekend availability.
Dog Adoption Support: Volunteers working in Dog Adoption Support provide two important roles to help us fulfill our mission. The first role is providing customer assistance to help the dogs find their new forever home! Volunteers also take dogs out for 10 to 15 minute walks every shift as well as help to clean kennels. This provides the dogs with the socialization, exercise, and potty breaks needed to keep them happy and healthy. We are seeking daytime volunteers Monday through Friday. Currently there is no weekday evening or weekend availability.
Advanced Volunteer Roles - (current AHS volunteers can be considered for advanced roles once they have successfully completed 36 hours of work in adoption floor support)
Morning Dog Walker: Volunteers provide dogs with needed exercise and socialization. We are in need of volunteers to walk dogs in the morning before the shelter opens.
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.
Chip and Nail Clinic Assistant: Volunteers help with our twice a month chip and nail clinics by checking customers in and gathering their and their pets’ information and helping our vet services department during chipping and nail trims.
Treatment Assistant: Volunteers work with our vet services staff to help administer morning medication to animals.
Exam Assistant: Volunteers work with Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians to provide support inorder to efficiently Spay/Neuter the thousands of animals who are surrendered to the Animal Humane Society each year.
Animal Bather: Volunteers help groom and bathe animals available for adoption (primarily dogs) to help keep them healthy and in good appearance for potential adopters. This is an add-on role for current volunteers on an as needed basis.
Rabbit Pawfiler: Volunteers evaluate the personalities of rabbits waiting for adoption based on their behavior and interactions with their environment and the volunteer. This information helps potential customers make informed decisions when adopting a rabbit. No prior rabbit experience necessary. This is an add-on role for current volunteers looking for ways to be more involved.
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.