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Current volunteer opportunities in Woodbury, Minnesota

Want to know what you can do to help animals at our Woodbury shelter? Here are our entry level and advanced roles! Below the role listings is a link to our online application for our Woodbury shelter.

Entry Level Volunteer Roles Available in Woodbury - 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. Currently, we need the most help from 3-6pm or 6-8pm on weekdays and various times during the weekend.

Dog Adoption Support: Volunteers working in Dog Adoption Support provide two important roles to help us fulfill our mission. The first is customer assistance on the adoption floor, answering questions from visitors and facilitating dog visitations. The second is animal socialization that helps keep our dogs happy, healthy and adoptable. Currently, we are seeking weekday daytime and weekend volunteers in this role.

Dog Walker: Volunteers provide dogs waiting for adoption with needed exercise and socialization. Volunteers take dogs out for 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. Currently, we have a need for weekday morning/early afternoon and weekend dog walkers.

Training Support: One of the ways in which Animal Humane Society engages the community to help the animals is by providing training and behavior programming. These programs create well-behaved and manageable pets, which are more likely to stay in their current homes and less likely to end up in the shelter system. Through this work, volunteers working with the training department play a pivotal support role in keeping animals in their homes. No experience required. Currently there are no openings for this role at our Woodbury site.

Education Programs Support: Volunteers working in this role assist with PetSet Youth Club or our Unleashed Express Mini Camps, two programs we offer to youth in our community. PetSet and Unleashed are both led by AHS Humane Educators and volunteers lend their time and experience to help ensure great experiences for youth. Volunteers assist educators by making sure that activities run smoothly and that the kids get the instructional attention they need. There are also opportunities for volunteers to get more involved by developing curriculum and planning and preparing fun and educational activities.

Advanced Volunteer Roles - (current AHS volunteers can be considered for advanced roles once they have successfully acquired 36 hours of volunteer experience)

Animal Care Assistant Volunteer: Volunteers working in animal care help to fulfill our mission by providing animals with clean, comfortable housing that leads to healthier happier and ultimately more adoptable animals.

Surgery Suite Volunteer: Volunteers working in the surgery department provide support to the Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians in order to efficiently Spay/Neuter the thousands of animals who are surrendered to the Animal Humane Society each year.

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.

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.

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.

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