Volunteers are always needed to help with dog walking, cat care and cleaning, front desk, adoptions, foster care, cleaning, grooming and socializing the shelter animals. In addition, positions are also available in off-site adoption/outreach events, fundraising events, education, special events and many other areas.
Cat Care and Cleaning
Hospitality and Cleaning
Pet Transport Volunteer
Front Desk Volunteer
Become a Cat Foster Parent
Become a Dog Foster Parent
Offsite Cat Care (Petsmart/Petco)
Thrift Store sorters/pricers
Thrift Store super shopper security
Offsite Adoption Events
Special Event Volunteers
Download the Volunteer Application 2019
or you can go online to complete an application
Registered volunteers click here to login to our new Volunteer Information Center. The button is at the top of the website. There is a laptop/tablet at the front counter at the AVHS Shelter and at the Thrift Store and More for volunteers to sign-in and to sign-out each day.
Each volunteer must have a password before one can sign-in at VicNet. Volunteers must be active and will receive an email from the Development staff. You will be able to log in your hours, change your schedule, receive messages and track your hours!
While you are volunteering at the animal shelter or at the thrift store, you will use the kiosk to register your time when you arrive and when you leave. The kiosk are easy to use and assist AVHS in being more efficient with tracking your volunteer hours. If you need your kiosk login, contact the Development Staff.