Animal Humane Society will be closing at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, for a staff event. We will resume regular business hours the following day.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Animal Humane Society's St. Paul location! Because of the amazing support from our community, we have received a high number of volunteer applicants 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.
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 our community, we are currently processing a high number of volunteer applicants and are no longer accepting new applications for the St. Paul site 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!