Frequently Asked Questions

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Training requirements vary, depending on the volunteer position you choose. As you gain experience, more opportunities open up to you.
A $25 fee is required to help off-set program expenses and volunteer supplies.
We require a minimum six-month commitment of service and a 6-hour per month schedule.
The minimum age to begin volunteering at AHS is 18.
We really appreciate the interest and enthusiasm to join our wonderful volunteer group, however, it does take some time and training to become an AHS volunteer.
The Atlanta Humane Society is not affiliated with any other shelters. AHS is a private, non-profit organization. Any interested persons must complete Volunteer Training at AHS.
We typically do not have opportunities for groups to volunteer at our shelters. If you are a corporate group, please contact Jeff Esola at for information on how you can support the animals we serve.
If you are 16 or 17 years old, you may fulfill required hours for school through our community service program.
Yes, orientations are held every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30pm at both of our locations . More information can be found here.