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The volunteer application process

Because of the large number of community members interested in volunteering with the Animal Humane Society, we have a process in place to manage applications. Due to limited resources, we are unable to make individual exceptions to this process. There is a $20 application fee to help offset the costs of the application process. No applicant is guaranteed a position.

  1. Review the volunteer requirements. Only applicants who meet all requirements are eligible.
  2. Fill out the online application form.
  3. Pay the $20 application fee.
  4. Participate in an online information session.
  5. Provide two references and attend an interview. To view the references, you will need a PDF reader. If you don't have one, click here.
  6. If an applicant is accepted as a volunteer, then attend orientation and training appropriate for the volunteer position.


To complete an online application, click 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) 522-4325

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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