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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. This is an advanced volunteer role open only to volunteers who have completed at least 36 hours of service.
Volunteers working in adoption support provide two important roles in helping to fulfill our mission. The first is customer assistance on the adoption floor, answering questions from visitors and facilitating visitations. The second is animal socialization that helps keep our animals happy, healthy and adoptable. Check for current availability.
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 advanced volunteer role open only to volunteers who have completed at least 36 hours of service.
Animal Care Assistant
Volunteers working in animal care help fulfill the mission by providing animals with clean, comfortable housing that leads to healthier happier and ultimately more adoptable animals. This is an advanced volunteer role open only to volunteers who have completed at least 36 hours of service.
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. Check for current availability.
Volunteers provide dogs waiting for adoption with needed exercise and socialization. Volunteers walk dogs in designated areas on AHS property only. Check for current availability.
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. Check for current availability.
Volunteers working in the exam department provide support to the veterinarians and veterinary technicians during the animals’ exam process and help provide treatment to the animals in our care. Check for current availability.
Surgery Suite Assistant
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 Animal Humane Society each year. Check for current availability.
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 advanced volunteer role open only to volunteers who have completed at least 36 hours of service.
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 play a pivotal support role in keeping animals in their homes. This role requires a weekly commitment. No experience necessary. Check for current availability.
Volunteers work with our vet services staff to help administer morning medication to animals. Check for current availability.
Volunteers working in the Wildlife Exam Room provide support to the Veterinary Technicians giving injured wildlife the care and treatment they need to recover from a wide range of maladies. This is an advanced volunteer role open only to volunteers who have completed at least 36 hours of service.
Volunteers working as Wildlife Transporters use their own vehicles to provide needed transportation to injured, orphaned and ill wildlife as they move to a rehabilitation and/or rescue facility to receive the care and treatment they need. This is a seasonal position, typically from March to November. Volunteer shifts are in the evening only, 7 days a week. Check for current availability.