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Atlanta Humane Society


Volunteer Opportunity: Community Service Volunteer


Community service volunteers (CSV) assist Atlanta Humane Society staff with the behind-the-scenes operations of the shelter. Community service will not have direct contact with AHS customers or handle animals, and this includes moving or walking dogs. If a prospective adopter approaches you, politely direct them to an AHS staff member or volunteer.

Community service duties may include:

  • Cleaning floors, crates, cat and dog kennels, and public areas
  • Washing dishes/doing laundry
  • Shredding newspaper
  • Assisting with special projects and administrative tasks
  • Organizing and stacking carriers and supplies in the storage room, or where needed
  • Performing basic grounds maintenance

Please note that community service volunteers spend the vast majority of their time in the same room with animals. Persons with animal allergies or phobias should carefully consider their options before beginning their service at Atlanta Humane Society.

To sign up for our community service orientation, please click one of the links below:

West Midtown


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About Atlanta Humane Society


1565, 1565 Mansell Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30009, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Atlanta Humane Society is to improve animal welfare in the southeastern United States by providing quality animal services including preventative initiatives, education, advocacy and adoption of animals into permanent loving homes.


Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit (IRS Tax ID# 58-0685900) and one of the oldest private charitable organizations in Atlanta, founded in 1873 as a result of an earlier visit to the city by Robert E. Lee. The animal charity was originally chartered to protect women, children, and animals and remained a child protection and animal welfare society for 79 years. AHS, now a widely recognized pet adoption center, vet center, and educational program provider, was originally located on Marietta Street and moved to its present location at 981 Howell Mill Road in the 1930s. The Alpharetta campus at 1565 Mansell Road was opened in 2011.

Atlanta Humane Society serves about 30,000 animals each year, and places approximately 9,000 dogs and cats into forever homes. AHS is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. We do not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for the animals once they are in our care. We only humanely euthanize those animals suffering from significant medical issues or that pose behavior concerns. We are proud to be a part of the solution to ending pet homelessness and overpopulation in the southeastern United States.



We'll work with your schedule.


981 Howell Mill Rd NWAtlanta, GA 30318



  • Operations
  • Housekeeping




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • No requirement
  • Participants must complete orientation to start volunteering with our Community Service Program. Please bring your license and a copy of your ticket or citation.

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