Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining the Lynchburg Humane Society Team! The Lynchburg Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or domestic partner status.  The Lynchburg Humane Society  seeks individuals who enjoy working in a team environment and will abide by our Core Values . Apply now for the opportunity to work for a growing and changing organization that has many opportunities for growth and advancement. 

The Lynchburg Humane Society is a nationally recognized lifesaving shelter with an annual intake of about 3,500 pets.  We firmly believe that no healthy or treatable pet should be euthanized. By operating the public shelter for the City of Lynchburg, we accept those that are easily adoptable as pets, as well as those that need special nurturing from abusive or neglectful experiences. Along with our Center for Pets, we also have a regional spay and neuter/wellness clinic which performs over 6,000 spay/neuter surgeries annually.  The Lynchburg Humane Society not only saves pets from the City of Lynchburg, we also save hundreds pets each year who are at risk of euthanasia from other shelters.  The Lynchburg Humane Society participates in mentoring and training other organizations in life-saving programs in Virginia and across the country.


Foster Coordinator full and part-time positions available
Location: LHS Center for Pets, Lynchburg, VA

Our foster department is a crucial lifesaving component at the Lynchburg Humane Society. This role is responsible for the recruitment, training, retention, and supervision of foster volunteers as well as the placement of foster pets in appropriate foster homes, maintaining and growing positive relationships with foster volunteers, in addition to the coordination and organization of the foster program and assisting people in the community keep their pets by offering public promotion for short-term, situational, and private foster needs. This fast-paced position requires compassion, multitasking, time management, and excellent customer service skills.  Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Starting salary is $12.60/hr.  Competitive benefits, including health insurance, matching IRA, paid time off, and more, are available.   If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization, please fill out our application for employment and read our Core Values , no phone calls, please.


Adoption Counselor – full and part-time positions available
Location: LHS Center for Pets, Lynchburg, VA

Want to help people and pets Find Happiness?  That is what adoption Counselors do!  If you are a friendly, helpful, multitasker who loves people and pets with a go-getter attitude, then this position might be made for you!  Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail and a love for working in a fast-paced environment are all a must for the right candidate. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Starting salary is $12.60/hr.  Competitive benefits including health insurance, matching IRA, paid time off and more are available.   If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization, please fill out our application for employment  and read our Core Values , no phone calls please.


Adoption and Community Resource Manager- Full Time
Location: LHS Center for Pets, Lynchburg, VA

We are looking to expand our leadership team at Lynchburg Humane Society! The Adoption and Community Resource Manager will be responsible for directly overseeing the staff and daily flow of both the Adoption and Community Resource Departments, and elevating the Center for Pets visitor experience by providing outstanding client services and resources. This position will have a direct impact on getting and keeping pets out of the shelter by growing and promoting progressive, life saving practices such as open adoptions and post adoption support, self-supported rehoming, TNR, lost pet reunification, pet retention and more! If you are a highly motivated individual with a passion for both pets and people then this might be the job for you! Qualifications include: 

  • Experience providing superb, unbiased customer service to clients of all backgrounds and walks of life. 
  • This is a full time position with a 5-day work week. Must be able to work weekends. 
  • High School Diploma, College Degree preferred
  • At least 1 year of experience in a management position
  • Experience working in a shelter or vet environment is preferred but not required
  • Proven organizational, administrative, and planning skills
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate honestly, respectfully, and in a way that fosters growth, compassion, and increased lifesaving, even under pressure
  • Ability to maintain composure and excel in a fast-paced environment while remaining organized and accurate.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Passionate about LHS’s mission and values
  • Computer and data entry experience, shelter software knowledge a plus
  • Ability to represent the values of LHS by working in a culturally diverse environment and community in a way that fosters understanding and compassion.

Benefits include: 

  • Competitive pay
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Health Insurance including options for HSA contributions
  • Matching IRA
  • Adoption Discounts
  • Making a difference in the lives of pets and people 

You can find the full job description here 
Please send resumes to [email protected]


Vet Assistant – full time and part-time positions available
Location: LHS Spay/Neuter Clinic, Evington, VA

Want to be part of an amazing team and have a great schedule?  Look no further, we are seeking a vet assistant at our Spay/Neuter Clinic in Evington.  Our staff makes a positive impact every day helping cats and dogs live longer healthier lives while not contributing to pet overpopulation.  This position is focused on keeping the pets clean and supporting our veterinary staff.  We are looking for someone who is hardworking, compassionate, team-oriented, and reliable.  The schedule is typically Monday thru Thursday 7am-5pm.  The starting salary is $12.60/hr. Competitive benefits, including health insurance, matching IRA, paid time off, and more, are available. If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization, please fill out our application for employment  and read our Core Values, No phone calls, please.


LVT or student enrolled in LVT school, Full Time and Part Time positions available
Location: LHS Spay/Neuter Clinic, Evington, VA

Lynchburg Humane Society’s Spay/Neuter clinic is seeking a licensed vet tech. Our clinic serves 7 counties surrounding the Greater Lynchburg City area, accepting between 125-300 patients a week.  Our distinguished, award winning 2 doctor led staff thrives in a fast paced environment that is dedicated to quality animal care for both shelter and owned animals. This is a team oriented environment where a positive attitude, flexible thinking and competent animal handling skills are a must. Our core values focus on a staff that is able to have fun while accomplishing goals in an effective, highly functioning clinic environment.

Duties involved, but are not limited to, surgical assisting, vaccination and medication of surgical patients, patient check-in, drug log maintenance, staff training and vaccine clinic appointments. We are willing to train the right candidate. Students must have passed their Pharmacology course to be considered.  Must be able to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, sit and crouch for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs and be comfortable restraining and interacting with animals.

Competitive benefits including health insurance, matching IRA, paid time off, convenient schedule (no evenings, 4 day work week), CE and license fee allowance and more are available.   If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization, please fill out our application for employment  and read our Core Values , no phone calls please.