carolWant 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 either schedule an interview with our volunteer coordinator, or sign up for an orientation. 

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

For questions about volunteering at the shelter please contact ryleigh@lynchburghumane.org.

For questions about volunteering at the clinic please contact spayneuter@lynchburghumane.org.

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 

Behavior and Training Volunteer – Have a knack for training? Want to help pets who are scared come out of their shell? Love watching dogs play and would love even more to see our dogs getting play time? This is a specialized volunteer position that works with dogs and cats on various training and enrichment tasks. One large component will be assisting in running dog play groups. Other tasks include following behavior plans with pets, socializing with pets, walking dogs who need extra tools, implementing enrichment plans for dogs and cats, and learning how to train basic behaviors in pets. Apply here to become part of our Behavior and Training Team!

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 jamie@lynchburghumane.org  to be considered for this opportunity.