Animal Humane Society will be closed on Monday, May 29, in honor of Memorial Day. We will resume regular business hours the following day.

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Volunteer with AHS

From in-shelter support to at-home foster care, volunteers are involved in every part of the work we do at all five of our shelter locations. Our volunteers help make the world a more humane place for animals.

Most volunteer opportunities are available during open hours, Monday through Friday, 12–8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.  6 p.m.

Volunteer requirements

Volunteers must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years of age. If you are younger than 16, there are other ways to get involved.
  • Be able to commit to one year of volunteering. In-shelter opportunities require a minimum of one regularly scheduled, recurring shift every other week. Shifts are 2-4 hours depending on assignment.
  • Read and comprehend detailed policy and protocol information and remember and follow shelter rules.
  • Communicate professionally. Human interaction is a requirement of all volunteer roles.
  • Understand and fulfill all responsibilities of their role independently.
  • Be able to physically fulfill the duties of their volunteer role. Most volunteer roles require volunteers to stand, and/or walk for up to three hours; lift and carry up to 20 pounds; reach and lift; possess vision abilities including close vision, distance vision and depth perception; talk to customers, employees, and other volunteers.

Group volunteer opportunities

Groups can support our work and the animals in our care by coordinating and participating in offsite group service projects (like making toys, collecting and donating items from our “wish list,” or holding a fundraiser). Learn more about group volunteering at AHS

 


We do not accept court-ordered community service volunteers.

Questions? See our Volunteer FAQ.

Current volunteers log in here.

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