Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Get ready to be hands-on with our canine friends!  This class is required before current volunteers are able to interact with dogs and puppies at the Adoption Center.  Prerequisites include attendance at a general volunteer orientation and completion of basic service requirements. 

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center!

E-mail volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions.

Sunday, April 30, 2017
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

One of our most popular volunteer activities is our Hiking Hounds program!  Volunteers take shelter dogs on hikes as part of our enrichment programming.  If you love the great outdoors and dogs, this is the volunteer activity for you! 

For more information about Hiking Hounds and for an application, please e-mail ahshikinghounds[at]outlook[dot]com.

April Hiking Hounds Dates:

April 8th

April 30th  

9am start for seasoned hikers, 8:30am for new hikers. 

*Participants are not required to be current AHS volunteers  

*Space is limited

*A confirmed reservation is required for each hike

Sunday, April 30, 2017
11:45 PM

Our volunteer dog walking program allows volunteers to take a dog out to enjoy the sunshine and have some new experiences!  Current Asheville Humane Society volunteers may participate in our Urban Tails program after they have taken the following steps:

  • Complete a volunteer orientation
  • Complete basic service requirements
  • Attend a Pooch Essentials Class
  • Attend a Canine Body Language Class
  • Dog walkers must be adults 18 and over, (juniors 13 and older may accompany parent or guardian)
  • Volunteers must provide water and treats for their dog

To participate in this program, email volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org to set up an orientation before your first outing!

 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Get ready to be hands-on with our feline friends!  This class is required before current volunteers are able to interact with cats and kittens at the Adoption Center.  Prerequisites include attendance at a general volunteer orientation and completion of basic service requirements.  

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online.

E-mail volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Take the first step towards becoming a volunteer with Asheville Humane Society!  Fill out an application online and plan to attend this session to get started.  The orientation will explain types of volunteer work, requirements, and how volunteers are instrumental in helping Asheville Humane Society give every animal in Buncombe County a life worth living!  Following the orientation, attendees will be given a tour of our beautiful campus.

We welcome junior volunteers ages 10 and up when attending with a parent or guardian!

You will receive an automated invitation to request a seat for an orientation after completing your volunteer application. 

For more information about completing an application, please see the Volunteer Program page HERE.

Contact volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with any questions.

**Reservations required**

Monday, May 8, 2017
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

During this six week course a select group of volunteers will learn how to teach shelter dogs all about canine scent work!  Because canine nose work is such a mentally stimulating activity (and not terribly physical), we will be focusing on our dogs who are either fearful or heartworm positive.

Volunteers must have a confirmed reservation to participate in this course and the number of volunteers who will be able to participate is very limited.  Prerequisites include attendance at a volunteer orientation, completion of basic service hours, completion of Pooch Essentials Class and completion of Canine Body Language Class.

This is a great opportunity to improve and enrich the lives of shelter dogs as well as learn fun new ways to interact with your own dogs!  Email volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Get ready to be hands-on with our canine friends!  This class is required before current volunteers are able to interact with dogs and puppies at the Adoption Center.  Prerequisites include attendance at a general volunteer orientation and completion of basic service requirements. 

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center!

E-mail volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions.

Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Get ready to be hands-on with our canine friends!  This class is required before current volunteers are able to interact with dogs and puppies at the Adoption Center.  Prerequisites include attendance at a general volunteer orientation and completion of basic service requirements. 

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center!

E-mail volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions.

Saturday, May 13, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Get ready to be hands-on with our feline friends!  This class is required before current volunteers are able to interact with cats and kittens at the Adoption Center.  Prerequisites include attendance at a general volunteer orientation and completion of basic service requirements.  

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online.

E-mail volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions. 

Monday, May 15, 2017
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

During this six week course a select group of volunteers will learn how to teach shelter dogs all about canine scent work!  Because canine nose work is such a mentally stimulating activity (and not terribly physical), we will be focusing on our dogs who are either fearful or heartworm positive.

Volunteers must have a confirmed reservation to participate in this course and the number of volunteers who will be able to participate is very limited.  Prerequisites include attendance at a volunteer orientation, completion of basic service hours, completion of Pooch Essentials Class and completion of Canine Body Language Class.

This is a great opportunity to improve and enrich the lives of shelter dogs as well as learn fun new ways to interact with your own dogs!  Email volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions.