***Due to the ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic the Lynchburg Humane Society and the Appomattox Pet Center are not accepting new volunteers at this time. Our priority is to keep the public, our staff and the pets safe.***

Want to volunteer at the Lynchburg Humane Society?  To qualify you must be at least 16 years old, have a love for pets, and a desire to help.  After filling out the appropriate applications below, you will complete a digital orientation and sign up for a First Day Shift to meet the Volunteer Coordinator, receive your Volunteer Lanyard, take a tour of the building, and ask any questions you may have before beginning. 

Please click on the volunteer program that best fits your needs:

If you would like to volunteer at the Appomattox Center, please fill out the application below:

  • Appomattox Center Volunteer Application (this link is temporarily unavailable)

Group Projects Ideas

For questions about volunteering at the Lynchburg shelter please contact [email protected].

Volunteer Training Fee (does not apply to foster volunteers)

As part of the volunteer application process, we require a one-time volunteer training fee of $10 ($25 for CSER & Court/ School Ordered Volunteers) to help offset the costs of administrative processing, training materials, applicable background check fees, your volunteer uniform, volunteer program maintenance, and other costs that leave a footprint in our finances so more can go toward animal care. We hope it is a small price to pay for wagging tails, sloppy kisses, purrs, and warm feelings every time you volunteer!  For your convenience you can pay your volunteer fee online.

Volunteers also receive 10% off all purchases in our retail store in addition to continued educational opportunities at the Lynchburg Humane Society.

Specialized Volunteer Opportunities 

Weekend Receptionist Volunteer – This is a unique volunteer position where you would be able to work closely with the organization and get to know the ins and outs of our operation. We are looking for someone to run our front desk Sat-Sun from 10am-5pm. You would be greeting the public, managing emails, voicemails, and scheduling appointments. You will get to work will all departments and get to be apart of finding happiness for the pets at our center. This position will provide you with great skill building, problem solving and customer service experience. Apply here to be considered for this opportunity. 

Foster Associate Volunteer- We are looking for a motivated and creative person to assist our foster coordinator with marketing our foster pets. Candidate must be reliable and have some knowledge of graphic editing tools and social media. Candidate must have good communication skills and possess the ability to stay organized and carry out tasks. Photography skills would be an asset to this position. This volunteer position will help you with building your skill set for future positions. Email our Community Pet Coordinator to be considered for this opportunity.