All Animal Humane Society locations will be closed Monday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, May 31.

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Applying to volunteer

Before applying to volunteer, please review the volunteer requirements and overview of our volunteer roles if you have not done so already.

Opportunities in our shelters

See what's currently available at each Animal Humane Society location:

Additional volunteer opportunities in the Twin Cities metro area

Community Outreach

The purpose of the Community Outreach program at AHS is to create a more humane world for animals by providing community-based education and resources for pet owners who historically have not engaged with AHS or other animal welfare programs.  Some of the volunteer opportunities include distributing flyers, attending tabling events, bagging dog food,  doing data entry or making follow up phone calls to members of under-engaged communities in the Twin Cities. Apply here.

Kindest Cut Spay/Neuter Clinics

Volunteers with Kindest Cut assist with client interactions and surgical materials preparation for low cost spay and neuter services at our Melrose Clinic in Golden Valley. Kindest Cut also travels frequently and volunteers have the option to help in many areas of the state. In the past, Kindest Cut has been to Apple Valley, Bloomington, Buffalo, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Crystal, Golden Valley, Inver Grove Heights, Leech Lake, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Oakdale, Owatonna, Roseville, St. Louis Park, St. Paul, Woodbury and Wyoming. Apply here.

Questions? See our Volunteer FAQ.