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Animals helped this year


Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with the Athens Area Humane Society. We appreciate you offering one of the most valuable things you can, your time. 

You must be 18 years or older to be approved as a volunteer.

Please email our Volunteer Coordinator for more information on how you can volunteer your time to help the animals at AAHS.

    How to Begin Volunteering

    The Athens Area Humane Society is a no-kill organization dedicated to lowering area euthanasia rates through adoption, spay/neuter and pet retention programs. We could not do this work without the support of volunteers.

    Want to help us fulfill this mission?
    Click here to get started as a volunteer!

      Current Needs for AAHS

      • Spay & Neuter Center Volunteers
      • Special Events Volunteers
      • Cat Socialization Volunteers
      • Dog Socialization Volunteers
      • Dog Foster Homes
      • Adoption Volunteers for our Flowery Branch PetSmart weekend adoptions, contact Tammy at 706-601-8889 for more information

      Please email if you have any questions about these volunteer opportunities.

        Contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator

        Please email if you have any questions about volunteering.

          Community Service

          If you have been court mandated to complete service hours, you must follow the community service program requirements below. If you sign up as a regular volunteer, your hours will not count toward court-ordered community service.

          All community service is done at 1781 Mars Hill Road in Watkinsville.

          If you are required to complete community service hours, you must call our shelter at 706-705-2247 for more information. You can also stop by the shelter during business hours for more information on completing court ordered community service with us. Clarke County offenses must go through the probation officer. We must have your paperwork with the offense listed before we can allow anyone to do Community Service.