Volunteer with AHS

From in-shelter support to at-home foster care, volunteers support every facet of our work. Together, we're creating a more humane world for animals.

Our volunteer application process is on hold

AHS is currently providing limited services due to COVID-19. As a result, we're suspending the volunteer application process until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Learn about our plans for safely resuming services.

Volunteer requirements

  • A $25 application fee is required for all applicants.
  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. If you're younger than 16, there are other ways to get involved.
  • AHS requires a one-year commitment to volunteering. In-shelter opportunities require a minimum of one regularly scheduled, recurring shift every other week. Shifts are 2-4 hours depending on assignment.
  • Human interaction is a requirement of all volunteer roles. Volunteers must always communicate professionally.
  • Volunteers must understand and fulfill all responsibilities of their role independently.


Current volunteers

Log in to Volgistics or Learning Lab.

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

Contact the Pet Helpline