Group volunteer opportunities

Note: Our group volunteer opportunities are currently full and we are not accepting new requests at this time.  Please check back at a later date.

Do you have a group or organization that is interested in volunteering at AHS? 

AHS has a very limited number of group volunteer opportunities that are generally reserved for Tuesday or Thursday mornings prior to shelter opening at the Golden Valley location. We can occasionally accommodate specific date requests with advance notification. Please note that we are not able to accommodate weekend requests.

The need for a larger group of volunteers all at once depends greatly on the needs of our Shelter Operations teams, which fluctuate seasonally. The size of your group and the time of year will determine what your volunteer activity will be. Group size is limited to a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 20 people.

Some activities include, but are not limited to: walking dogs, cleaning litter boxes, stuffing Kong toys, or creating enrichment toys. 

Suggested Donation: 

We know that your time is a generous contribution, but we also suggest a $50 donation per person to help cover the resources put into group volunteer events. This donation can make a big impact for the animals in our care. Here are some ways that $50 will be put to good use in shelter: 

  • $50 covers the cost of a cat’s spay or a rabbit’s neuter surgery 
  • $50 helps a dog or cat receive an emergency surgery 
  • $50 covers the cost of 2 vaccinations for a cat in need 

If you are interested in having your group volunteer at AHS, please fill out this form and a member of our Volunteer Services team will be in contact. 

Please note: We work hard to try to give as many people as possible a chance to volunteer with AHS. However, due to the volume of volunteer requests that we receive, we cannot guarantee your group a time slot. 

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

Contact the Pet Helpline