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Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Animal Friends Humane Society!

In order to have better understanding of who Animal Friends is and their practices and procedures, Volunteers must attend an orientation prior to assisting us. Below is a list of upcoming orientation dates. Orientation dates are usually released a month at a time. All orientations are held at the shelter. Our address is 1820 Princeton Road, Hamilton, OH 45011.

Some things to know about being a new volunteer at AFHS: 

All volunteers MUST BE at least 16 years of age. We DO NOT allow anyone under the age of 16 to volunteer regardless of a parent being present.

We’re using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming orientations.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: March 2024 Volunteer Orientation
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot you would like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

*Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone.

Upcoming 2024 Volunteer Orientations:

Friday, March 15th 5PM-7PM
Saturday, April 20th 10AM-12PM
Saturday, May 18th 10AM-12PM
Saturday, June 15th 10AM-12PM


After attending orientation volunteers will be connected with a mentor volunteer for their first day to have one-on-one support as they start interacting with our animals! After meeting up with a mentor volunteers can come to help on their own time with NO SCHEDULE, anytime during our volunteer hours… M,T,F,Sa,Su 10 AM – 4 PM and W,Th from 10 AM – 5:30 PM.
The more you help the better, though we recommend trying to commit to a minimum of four hours per month.

For our Volunteer Program please print and bring our Volunteer Application with you.

Click here for the Volunteer Application!

*If you require a letterhead to show proof of hours for school, you must submit a request at least 72 hours in advance to our Outreach Coordinator at sarah.lewandowski@bcohio.gov.

*PLEASE NOTE If you are required to do court ordered community service you need to submit a Court Ordered Community Service Application in person or via email to sarah.lewandowski@bcohio.gov. If the application is approved, we will contact you to set up your community service orientation. The volunteer program does not cover court ordered community service. Please note that our court ordered community service program is for individuals for are 18 years old and older. 

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