Volunteer

Do you have extra time on your hands or are you just recently retired? Why not donate your time to helping our four-legged friends at the shelter?!

We rely heavily on our volunteers for socialization of our animals, cleaning, feeding/watering, washing dishes, doing laundry, walking our dogs, clerical work, and helping with events, both onsite and offsite. If any of this sounds interesting to you, complete one of the packets to the left and turn it into the shelter for review. Do keep in mind, that all volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian while volunteering at the shelter. Minimum age to volunteer is 8-years-old. Those younger than 8, please check out our Shelter Buddies Program!

Once approved, we ask you to purchase a volunteer tee shirt for $10.00 and attend an orientation before being allowed to start. During this time, we will give you a tour of the facility, go over the do’s and don’ts of volunteering, review safety guidelines, and answer any questions that you may have.

We consider volunteering an ongoing commitment between the volunteer and AHS. Because of this, we require a minimum of 4 volunteer hours a month.

If you are already an approved volunteer but have not been at the shelter within the past 6 months, you will be required to attend orientation again before being permitted to volunteer.

We look forward to working with you!