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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.

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

*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 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. 

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 to organize our upcoming orientations.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on July 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

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

Upcoming 2024 Volunteer Orientations:

Saturday, July 20th 10AM-12PM
Saturday, August 17th 10AM-12PM
If you are unable to attend one of our upcoming volunteer orientations please reach out to our Outreach Coordinator at for assistance.

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.

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