Submitting an application is the first step to becoming a volunteer with the Atlanta Humane Society.
If accepted into the program, further instructions for scheduling an orientation will be sent to the email address you provide. Acceptance and placement are based on our needs and your availability and interests. You must be at least 18 years of age to apply.
Your application will stay on file for 60 days to give you ample opportunity to register for a volunteer orientation session. The commitment required, the process we use for volunteer placement and scheduling and an overview of your initial opportunities as a volunteer are all explained during this session.
Once accepted into the program, volunteers complete 16 hours of volunteer service “learning the basics” as a LEVEL ONE volunteer.Upon completion of those hours, new volunteers mentor with an experienced volunteer mentor. The mentor session consists of a 2-3 hour hands-on training session with an experienced volunteer mentor. Mentor sessions are designed to walk new volunteers through a typical day of volunteering at the shelter and/or out in the community for a visiting pet program visit or at a community event to ensure that the principles discussed during training can be practically applied.