Thursday, August 23, 2018
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Get ready to be hands-on with our canine friends!  This class is required before current volunteers are able to interact with dogs and puppies at the Adoption Center.  Prerequisites: completion of basic service requirements. 

Upcoming Pooch Essentials Class dates and times:

August 4 from 9-10am

August 9 from 5:30-6:30pm

August 18 from 9-10am

August 23 from 5:30-6:30pm

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online!

E-mail volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions.

Saturday, August 25, 2018
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Get ready to be hands-on with our feline friends!  This class is required before current volunteers are able to interact with cats and kittens at the Adoption Center.  Prerequisites: completion of basic service requirements.  

Upcoming Feline Fundamentals Class dates and times:

August 2 from 5:30-6:30pm

August 11 from 9-10am

August 16 from 5:30-6:30pm

August 25 from 9-10am

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online.

E-mail volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions. 

Saturday, August 25, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Learn all about what cats are telling us through non-verbal communication!  This class explores the various expressions of our feline friends and also shows how your body language can influence their reactions to you.  The material is great for your volunteer and foster work and for your interactions with any cats you may encounter every day! 

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online after completing initial service requirements.

If you do not have access to the Volunteer Information Center online, register for this class HERE!

E-mail volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions.

Saturday, August 25, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Do you have an interest in learning about how dogs communicate?  Have you always wanted to learn how to effectively train a dog?  Do you have a desire to help our dogs cope with the Shelter Environment?  Great… because we need YOU!
As part of the Canine T.E.A.M. (training, enrichment, and more) Program, you will have a huge impact on the dogs in our care.

  • We will show you the ins and outs of understanding how our dogs communicate with one another (and us!)
  • You will work hands on with our dogs in our brand new Charm School and Timid Dog Programs
  • You will help us during the most exciting part of a shelter dog’s stay…  Playgroup!
  • Learn the role and impact that Click to Calm has on our dogs in the shelter
  • Provide in and out of kennel enrichment for our shelter dogs
  • See the progress and success of your hard work first hand!

If you'd like to join the Canine T.E.A.M. or simply learn more, please sign up for this training session through the Volunteer Information Center online!

Prerequisites:

  • Volunteer and Foster Information Session
  • Completion of basic service hours
  • Attendance at Pooch Essentials and Canine Body Language Classes.

Email volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions.

Saturday, August 25, 2018
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Help our rowdy dogs learn their manners in Canine Charm School!  This class is for volunteers who have been through Canine T.E.A.M. Training and are ready to help our dogs become more adoptable.  During this class, our Behavior Department will go over positive based techniques to use while volunteering with our high-energy or rowdy dogs.  In this class volunteers will work directly with a dog who will benefit from participating.

Upcoming Canine Charm School dates (from 2-3pm each date):

August 4

August 18

August 25

Sign up for these sessions through the Volunteer Information Center online!

Monday, August 27, 2018
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Join us as we teach our most timid canine residents that people are fun!  During the Wallflower Workshop, Canine T.E.A.M. members reinforce social behaviors in dogs who need that extra boost in confidence.  Think treats, treats, and more treats!

Prerequisites include attendance at a Volunteer and Foster Information Session, completion of basic service requirements, attendance at Pooch Essentials, Canine Body Language, and Canine T.E.A.M. Training.

Weekly Wallflower Workshops are scheduled for each Monday evening from 4:30 to 5:30pm.

Sign up for Wallflower Workshop through the Volunteer Information Center online!

Email volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

If you are interested in learning more about how Asheville Humane Society helps animals and their people in our community, this is the class for you!  The Community Solutions Ambassador Class is designed to give volunteers the basic information needed to represent this important program to the general public both on our campus and out in the community.  Volunteers will learn basic guidelines and information about Community Solutions and what our outreach means to the community. 

Attendance at this class opens up a variety of further opportunities for volunteers to participate with our Community Solutions Program, including community outreach, medical transport, vaccination clinics, and more. 

If you have any questions or want more information, e-mail volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org.

Thursday, August 30, 2018
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Are you interested in learning about what it takes to help kittens in need?  Come and join us as we go over the details of how to help kittens (aged 5-8 weeks) grow big and strong.  You just might realize that you’ve got what it takes to be a life saver!

During this class, we'll discuss the typical kitten fostering experience, including milestones to aim for and possible complications that may arise while caring for tiny cats.

All are invited to attend this class including current fosters, volunteers, and anyone interested in learning more!

Please RSVP for this class HERE!

Friday, August 31, 2018
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Join the team responsible for the basic care of our animals!  Participants in this training will learn how to feed the animals, clean the animal areas, and other aspects of their basic care. Once this training is completed, volunteers can sign up for shifts to complete the care routines.  This vital activity helps ensure that each of our animals has the care they need to thrive!

Prerequisites: Attendance at a volunteer orientation, completion of basic service requirements, completion of Feline Fundamentals and Feline Body Language Classes if working with cats and Pooch Essentials and Canine Body Language if working with dogs.

If you'd like to learn to help with the dogs, sign up for Canine Volunteer on-the-Job Training and if you'd like to help with cats, sign up for Feline Volunteer on-the-Job Training.  

Canine shifts are 8:30am until 10am and 3:30pm until 4:30pm daily.

Feline shifts are available from 9am until 1pm daily in one hour time slots.

Email volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions.