Saturday, September 23, 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, September 25, 2017
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Asheville Humane Society is now offering Canine Good Citizen Readiness training for our volunteers!  This guided training will provide the tools you need to work with shelter dogs who are going through our CGC Readiness Program. 

The Canine Good Citizen Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community, stressing responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs.  Our CGC Readiness Program will prepare dogs to pass this test with their new family and will boost the participating dogs’ likelihood of a quick adoption. 

The four dogs at a time participating in this program will have a sign on their kennel indicating that only volunteers and staff members who have been trained through these sessions will have the ability to work with them. 

To participate in this training, each volunteer must have completed volunteer orientation, basic service requirements, Pooch Essentials Class, and Canine Body Language Class.  Sign up for each session is limited to eight volunteers and the option to schedule will automatically close when the session is full. 

Eligible volunteers may schedule themselves through the Volunteer Information Center.  For your first shift you will be asked to come in 30 minutes early for a brief orientation.

Email volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
5:30 PM to 6:30 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, September 30, 2017
11:30 PM to 11:45 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.  There are no prerequisites and participants are not required to be current volunteers.  If you love the great outdoors and dogs, this is the activity for you!

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

Upcoming Hiking Hounds Dates:

September 10

September 17

September 24

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

*Space is limited.  Confirmed reservations are required for each hike.  

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

If you are interested in learning more about how Asheville Humane Society helps animals and their people in our community, this is the class for you!  The Community Solutions Ambassador Class is designed to give volunteers the basic information needed to represent this important program to the general public both on our campus and out in the community.  Volunteers will learn basic guidelines and information about Community Solutions and what our outreach means to the community. 

Attendance at this class opens up a variety of further opportunities for volunteers to participate with our Community Solutions Program, including community outreach, medical transport, vaccination clinics, and more. 

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