Our volunteer application process is on hold

AHS is currently providing limited services due to COVID-19. As a result, we’re suspending the volunteer application process until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Learn about our plans for safely resuming services.

From in-shelter support to at-home foster care, volunteers support every facet of our work. Together, we’re creating a more humane world for animals.

Volunteer requirements:
*Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. If you’re younger than 16, there are other ways to get involved: Click Here.
*AHS requires a one-year commitment to volunteering. In-shelter opportunities require a minimum of one regularly scheduled, recurring shift every other week. Shifts are 2-4 hours depending on assignment.
*Volunteers must read and comprehend detailed policy and protocol information and remember and follow shelter rules.
*Human interaction is a requirement of all volunteer roles. Volunteers must always communicate professionally.
*Volunteers must understand and fulfill all responsibilities of their role independently.
*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; and speak to customers, employees , and other volunteers.

Application Process:

  • Complete online application. Once the application is submitted, you’ll pay a $25 application fee and then get a link to watch an information session.
  • Once all of the application materials are received, you’ll get an email with an interview invitation. These invitations are sent out once per week.

Location: 845 Meadow Lane N., Golden Valley, MN 55422
Ages: 16+
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Wish list:
Time Commitment: 2-4 hours depending on assignment
*Applications periodically open and close at each site depending on current volunteer needs.