Love animals and want to make a difference in our community? Join our team of life-saving volunteers.

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Follow these easy steps to get started!


Watch our Volunteer Introduction to Asheville Humane Society video to see if volunteering with us is a good fit.


Submit a volunteer application to the appropriate volunteer activity/campus you are interested in.


Once you have received your Welcome Letter, set your volunteer portal password, watch our online training videos and schedule your first shift.

Volunteer Requirements

Current volunteer? You rock!

Use our online portal to watch online training videos and schedule your shifts.

Volunteer opportunities

From washing dishes to helping with community outreach, our lifesaving volunteers have a wide variety of opportunities to use their unique talents and skills.


We have volunteer opportunities for a variety of skill sets. From laundry and dishes to assisting our Medical Department, you are sure to find a special place to make a difference at Asheville Humane.

We require all volunteers to purchase a $15 volunteer t-shirt to wear while volunteering.

As much as you want! We require all volunteers to join us for a minimum of four hours per month for at least six months.

All independent volunteers must be at least 18 years old in order to volunteer.

We love having anyone ages 10 – 17 volunteer with us with an accompanying adult.

Email volunteer@ashevillehumane.org to set an appointment for assistance. If you will require the assistance of a staff member, please request an appointment before 2:oo pm so that we have the best chance of being available to help.

Questions about volunteering?