Student Volunteer Experience

Student volunteer feeding dog treat

Age requirement

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. If you're younger than 16, there are other ways to get involved.

Build your resume and explore career options in animal welfare.

Join us for an unforgettable summer of helping animals by participating in our Student Volunteer Experience program. This unique program is open to high school students entering grades 10-12 and recent high school graduates who want to volunteer with Animal Humane Society over the course of one summer.

Student volunteers cover a variety of volunteer shifts available at any of our five locations. Volunteering work includes:

  • Ensuring shelter animals receive excellent care and socialization as they await new homes
  • Assisting customers interested in adopting an animal from AHS
  • Shadowing staff in a variety of fields such as Animal Care and Veterinary Services

Student Volunteers must commit to three-hour shifts, three times per week, from June through mid-August.

Application information

We will begin accepting applications for the next Student Volunteer Experience in March 2018.

For caring, compassionate advice and resources to address all your animal concerns.

Contact the Pet Helpline