From washing dishes and helping with community outreach, to providing comfort for an animal in need, Asheville Humane Society’s lifesaving Volunteer and Foster Programs offer a wide variety of opportunities for animal lovers to use their unique talents and skills to help the animals of Buncombe County!

Our volunteers provide much-needed socialization and enrichment for our animals, assist staff in daily cleaning activities, provide support for all departments, and offer their varied expertise in many different ways each day. Our foster families help us save lives by providing a temporary, loving and restful retreat for animals in need. Volunteers and foster families also have the opportunity to receive additional training with our Behavior Department through a variety of seminars and classes.  

Asheville Humane Society volunteers and foster families help us ensure that Buncombe County’s pets and their people are safe, healthy, and thriving!

You are under no obligation to become a volunteer after attending a Volunteer and Foster Information Session, but we hope you will choose to join the AHS family!

**While we welcome volunteers ages 10 and up, volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

If you are interested in joining our volunteer team or just learning more, CLICK HERE to reserve your spot at an upcoming Volunteer and Foster Information Session!


To view our Volunteer Opportunity Directory, click here: