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Summer Animal Volunteer Experience

A volunteer program for teens ages 16 to 18

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At AHS we are already preparing for the dog days of summer! This year we will be bringing back our highly successful S.A.V.E. program: "Summer Animal Volunteer Experience." S.A.V.E is a uniquely designed volunteer program open to 16-18 year olds who want to volunteer with AHS over the course of one summer.

Volunteers help by assisting customers who are interested in adopting an animal and providing support for the daily needs of the animals in our care.  Participants are fully trained for a volunteer role at one of our five Animal Humane Society locations. The commitment is easy and flexible:

  • Three hours a shift
  • Three shifts per week
  • All done in three months (June 15 - August 23, 2015)

S.A.V.E also gives participants a chance to explore career options by shadowing current AHS staff in a variety of fields such as Animal Care and Veterinary Services.

Apply online

The application for our 2015 program will be open from March 23 through April 25. The cost to participate in the program is $50 and payment will be collected upon final acceptance into the program. Select the appropriate application below to apply online.

Golden Valley application

Woodbury application

Coon Rapids application

Buffalo application

St. Paul application