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Volunteers Are The Heartbeat Of Our Organization. Join Our Pack Today!

We rely on animal lovers, like you, to help us in our mission to rescue, heal, adopt and advocate for sick, injured and abused animals!

We have a growing list of ways to volunteer at all of our locations. From hands-on animal care, to volunteering from home, and even corporate group volunteering, there’s something for everyone. Please see below for volunteer requirements and information on how to join our pack! Our pets can’t wait to meet you!

We are in immediate need of volunteers for our new PetSmart Scottsdale location on Miller and Camelback! Follow the steps to become an AHS Volunteer today!

Who Can Volunteer?

We’d Love for You to Join Our Volunteer Pack!
Here are the requirements for becoming an AHS volunteer:

  • Must be at least 16 years or older (see youth volunteering section for those under 16 years of age)
  • Must be able to commit to one shift a week for 6 months. (see school hours section for short commitment options)
  • Must have internet access to attend a volunteer orientation online.
  • Felony convictions of any kind, or misdemeanors related to drugs, theft, or violence, preclude involvement in our volunteer program.
  • We are not able to accommodate court-ordered community service at this time
How to Become a Volunteer

Become a Volunteer in Three Easy Steps!

  1. Complete an online volunteer orientation in the comfort of your own home by visiting azhumane.org/learning. If you are interested in working directly with our pets, you will also be required to take additional safety and animal handling modules so we can help best ensure the safety of both you and our pets.
  2. Submit your application and one of our volunteer coordinators will be in touch with you within 3-5 days to find the best volunteer opportunity for your skills and interest.
  3. There is a fee of $25.00 to become a volunteer and this covers onboarding cost and your volunteer gear. On your first shift, you will receive your volunteer shirt, name badge and necessary volunteer gear.

Volunteer
Orientation

I Need School Hours

Are you a student in need of hours for school?

We have several options for you to gain those volunteer hours while helping our pets in need!

  1. Complete projects at home with our Volunteer NOW! packet. Bring in your items and get a sign off on hours by a Volunteer Engagement staff member.
  2. For students who have limited hours that they need for school, we offer volunteer opportunities at one our thrift stores. Start by taking our online orientation and complete a volunteer application.
  3. If you are able to commit to one shift per week for 6 months, you can volunteer with our pets in one of our shelters. Start by taking our online orientation and complete a volunteer application.

Youth Volunteering

Does your child want to get involved? 

We love when young animal-lovers want to get involved! Although we require a minimum age of 16 to volunteer at the Arizona Humane Society, we do have several ways in which your youth can help and make a difference for our pets in need.

  1. Complete projects at home with our Volunteer NOW! packet. Bring in your items and get a sign off on hours by a Volunteer Engagement staff member.
  2. Read to our dogs at a Reading Fur Fun event. Learn more.
  3. Become a Humane Teen. Learn more.
  4. Attend a youth camp. Learn more. 

Group Volunteering

Volunteer as a Pack!

AHS offers enhanced experiences for animal-loving groups who want to help homeless pets in need!

To better serve your group needs, please complete an interest form and one of our group experience coordinators will be in contact with you to discuss your interests and needs in further detail. We know you have a lot of group volunteer choices and we thank you for considering the Arizona Humane Society!

Corporate Groups Non-Corporate Groups

Court-Ordered Community Service

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate court-ordered community service at this time.

Volunteer
Orientation
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Fostering
Current
Volunteers

QUESTIONS?

General Questions: veteam@azhumane.org

Corporate and Groups: sgary@azhumane.org