Greater Birmingham Humane Society

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The Greater Birmingham Humane Society is always looking for dedicated volunteers who want to spend their time making a real difference in the lives of our pets! 

If you’re 16 years of age or older and have at least eight hours a month to commit to helping our pets, then we want you to join our volunteer team! The GBHS volunteers serve in a variety of ways, utilizing a wide range of skill sets.

The GBHS believes in building a community around our mission statement, and our volunteer base is a big part of that community. For that reason, we ask for at least a six-month commitment, as well as a willingness and readiness to go through both orientation and training classes.

All general volunteers will be required to make a non-refundable $20 donation, which covers the cost of training, supplies and a volunteer T-shirt that must be worn when working.

Check out our full list of Volunteer Departments and positions here, review our requirements here, and get answers to Frequently Asked Questions here.

Ready to get started? Complete our Adult Volunteer Application here!

Not yet 16 but still want to get involved? Check out our Youth Opportunities here!

Court-Ordered Community Service (COCS) is accepted on a case-by-case basis (get more info here). Once you apply, we will let you know if you are accepted or denied via email within ONE week. If accepted, you will be required to attend a special COCS orientation before starting your work. Please click here to submit the COCS application.

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The Greater Birmingham Humane Society's mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals and people through education, advocacy, and services.