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Volunteer

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.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

    How to Begin Volunteering

    Please click on the Volunteer Spot link above to to sign up for volunteer work with Athens Area Humane Society.

    Here is some information about the volunteer schedules you will find on Volunteer Spot!

    Cat Volunteers: This is for our main shelter, located at 1781 Mars Hill Rd. in Watkinsville. You will be helping socialize our adoptable cats and kittens at the shelter. This includes playing with them, helping them get exercise, brushing them, and giving them lots of love! 

    Dog Volunteers: This is for our the dogs at our main shelter, located at 1781 Mars Hill Rd. in Watkinsville. You will be helping socialize and take care of the dogs and puppies at our shelter. This means playing with them, taking them for walks, picking up after them, brushing them, and giving them lots of love! 

    Adoption Center Volunteers: Our Adoption Center is located inside Pet Supplies Plus Athens, at 191 Alps Rd. in the Kroger shopping center. This is a center for cat adoptions and there is limited space. These cats need lots of love and attention as there is not as much opportunity to get out of their cages and stretch their legs. You will be helping to socialize the cats at the Adoption Center by giving them lots of love, brushing them, holding them, and overall spending time with them. We always need help photographing the cats at the Adoption Center so please feel free to take photos during your volunteer time and send them to us. 

    PetSmart (Flowery Branch) Saturday Volunteers: This opportunity is for our Saturday Adoption Events at PetSmart in Flowery Branch, located at the Village Shoppes of Flowery Branch, 5873 Spout Springs Rd. This opportunity involves helping our puppies get adopted. You will clean up after them, give them help people meet and choose the best puppy for their family! 

    PetSmart (Bethlehem) Sunday Volunteers: This opportunity is for our Sunday Adoption Events at PetSmart in Bethlehem, located at 916 Loganville Hwy. in Bethlehem (right off 316).
    This opportunity involves helping our puppies get adopted. You will clean up after them, give them help people meet and choose the best puppy for their family!