Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the St. Paul Animal Humane Society! Because of the amazing support from our community all volunteer roles are currently filled and we are no longer accepting new applications at this time. We will open applications again as soon as we are able, so please check back at a later date. We thank you for your continued support!
Shift availability changes frequently, we are not able to guarantee a specific requested shift. We can work with volunteers to find a schedule that works for the volunteer based on shelter needs.
Adoption Support: Adoption Support volunteers help customers connect with and learn about animals in our care to make good adoption matches. By utilizing shelter technology including tablets and computers, volunteers are able to give customers animal health and behavior histories and facilitate visitations. If there is down time between customers, volunteers provide socialization opportunities for the animals to keep them happy and healthy.
The following Adoption Support roles are currently available:
Dog Walker: Volunteers provide dogs with bathroom breaks, exercise and socialization.
Surgical Prep Assistant: Volunteers prepare materials for surgery and help care for animals during recovery to provide support in order to efficiently Spay/Neuter the thousands of animals who are surrendered to the Animal Humane Society each year.
If you're interested in becoming a foster volunteer, get started by filling out the Foster Volunteer Application.
Treatment Assistant: Volunteers work with our vet services staff to help administer morning medication to animals.
Animal Bather: Volunteers bathe and groom animals available for adoption (primarily dogs) to help keep them healthy and in good appearance for potential adopters. Volunteers are called upon when the need arises.
Rabbit Pawfiler: 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. Training provided.
Community Cats: Volunteers transport and release sterilized, free-roaming cats to further control the outdoor cat population. Volunteers opt in to receive messages when cats are ready for transport and choose the individual cases they transport.
Because of the amazing support from out community all volunteer roles are currently filled and we are no longer accepting new applications at this time. We will open applications again as soon as we are able, so please check back at a later date.