For the Auburn Valley Humane Society to be a success we need the help of the community! Volunteers are an integral part of our organization. With their help, we will able to meet our fundraising goals and live our mission of providing quality care to lost, stray and abandoned animals.
You can be a part of our mission and join a group
of people dedicated to bringing
people and animals together.
While Auburn Valley Humane Society does not have age restrictions on volunteers, please note that all volunteers under the age of sixteen (16) must be accompanied by an adult (someone over the age of 18), preferable a parent or legal guardian while participating in any volunteer activity for AVHS. Additionally, due to insurance restrictions, all volunteers under the age of sixteen (16) will not participate in any volunteer activities with direct animal contact such as dog walking, kennel and cage cleaning and adoption events. With this said, this leaves some of the most important lifesaving duties to our younger volunteers such as laundry, washing dishes and cat pans, filling cat pans, stuffing KONGS, sweeping and moping floors as well as wiping down walls, doors and door handles.
The Volunteer/School Community Service
process at the Auburn Valley Humane Society
1. Fill out and submit AVHS Volunteer Application
2. Schedule and attend a AVHS Volunteer Orientation and behind the scenes tour
3. Schedule and sit down with the Director of Volunteer Services to determine your area(s) of interest – We ask for a minimum six-month commitment
4. Schedule and train in your area(s) of interest
5. Schedule volunteer hours and have the TIME OF YOUR LIFE volunteering with the animals in our care!
Information of upcoming AVHS Orientations
Wednesday, April 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. – Auburn Valley Humane Society, 4910 A Street SE
Saturday, April 26 from 10 to 12 noon - Auburn Valley Humane Society, 4910 A Street SE
Wednesday, May 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. – Auburn Valley Humane Society, 4910 A Street SE
Saturday, May 31 from 10 to 12 noon - Auburn Valley Humane Society, 4910 A Street SE
Wednesday, June 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. – Auburn Valley Humane Society, 4910 A Street SE
Saturday, June 28 from 10 to 12 noon – Auburn Valley Humane Society, 4910 A Street SE
Please Pre-Register/RSVP for orientation by calling 253-249-7849.
Auburn Valley Humane Society also allows Court Ordered Community Service Volunteer on a case by case basis. Please contact Sharon at 253-249-7849.