Student Volunteer Experience

Student volunteer feeding dog treat

Age requirement

Student volunteers must be entering 10th grade. If you're younger, there are other ways to get involved and support animals and AHS.

Build your resume and explore career options in animal welfare.

Join us for an unforgettable summer of helping animals by participating in our Student Volunteer Experience program. This unique program is open to high school students entering grades 10-12 and recent high school graduates who want to volunteer with Animal Humane Society over the course of one summer.

Student volunteers cover a variety of volunteer shifts available at any of our four locations. Volunteering work includes:

  • Ensuring shelter animals receive excellent care and socialization as they await new homes
  • Assisting customers interested in adopting an animal from AHS
  • Shadowing staff in a variety of fields such as Animal Care and Veterinary Services

Student volunteers must commit to three-hour shifts, three times per week, from June through mid-August.

Our Student Volunteer Experience is suspended for the 2020 summer season

To limit the spread of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Student Volunteer Experience. We encourage you to join us as a student volunteer in 2021, or explore other volunteer opportunities that may be available later this year.

Thank you for your understanding.

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

Contact the Pet Helpline