Volunteer at AHS


The wonderful volunteers at Atlanta Humane Society help socialize our dogs and cats on a daily basis. Are you interested in working with the animals at AHS? If so, the animals would love to meet you. Here’s How to Volunteer



Do you love spending time with animals? If so, we need you! We have multiple ways to get involved in a volunteer capacity at Atlanta Humane Society. Our volunteer opportunities include:

We rely on our dedicated volunteers to socialize and walk our animals, interact with the public and share our  mission for helping find our dogs and cats loving homes. Volunteers must make a commitment of 6 hours  per month, be at least 18 years of age, have good communication skills and a desire to work with the public  and animals.
Volunteers are needed to assist the public in the selection of pet supplies and answer questions about adopting. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Volunteers are needed to represent the AHS at special events. Volunteers may be required to assist with check-in, provide directions, set-up and/or clean-up and any other special needs (such as item sales). Our Special Events Volunteers must have the ability to meet deadlines and be flexible with job assignments. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Volunteers must be able to confidently and comfortably handle animals on visits, follow appropriate VPP(Visiting Pet Program) guidelines and be able to make a monthly commitment. Looking for volunteers who can relate to geriatric, pediatric, handicapped and emotionally disabled clients, and be able to handle animals on visits. You must be 18 years of age with a valid drivers license and insurance.
The AHS foster care program places special needs animals into warm, nurturing environments that can provide consistent care. Volunteers are needed to care for not-quite-adoptable (too young, too old, unsocialized, or treatably ill) animals’ in your home until they can be placed for adoption. Must be at least 18 years of age, and have a home set-up that will facilitate special-needs animals. A home check is required. Be a hero: for more information on foster parenting and to get started, please visit http://atlantahumane.org/volunteer/foster-care/.
Volunteers are needed to assist the AHS intake department in helping with incoming animals and processing their paperwork. This may include bathing animals and/or clerical duties. Must be at least 18 years of age, have general clerical skills, the ability to work with the public and assist staff in assigned areas.
Volunteers are needed to assist Volunteer Services, Special Events or Fund Development departments with general office duties, clerical duties, and data entry. Must be at least 18 years of age, and have legible handwriting and recording ability. Computer literacy a plus.
Volunteers are needed to take pictures and shoot videos of our adoptable animals on a weekly basis for the adoption section of our website. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Over 100 volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, load-in/load-out, registration assistance, providing directions, distributing AHS information, manning water stations and more. Shifts will be available on both Saturday, October 15 and October 16 at our Howell Mill Campus for staging and loading, and at the event on Sunday, October 16, from as early as 4:30 am up until noon on a varied schedules and assignments. To learn more, and to sign up to help, visit: http://signup.com/go/xHWz8S