Volunteer Opportunities with Animals

Animal Humane Society

Animal Humane Society of Hennepin County
Numerous individual, group and community service projects available for Youth volunteers 16 and older. Volunteers should have good communication skills and enjoy working with people and animals. Training is required.

Can Do Canines

Can do Canines

Whether you just want to test the waters in supporting our organization or jump in with both feet, there are volunteer opportunities to suit your goals, schedule, abilities and means.

Carver-Scott Humane Society

Carver-Scott Humane Society

Currently raising money to build a shelter, CSHS welcomes youth volunteers to help with fundraising and community events.

Helping Paws

Helping Paws

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Helping Paws. As a non-profit organization, we rely on our volunteers to realize our mission: to further the independence of individuals with physical disabilities through the use of service dogs.

Hope Rides

Hope Rides

A youth ranch that provides horse related mentoring programs for youth dealing with mental, physical and emotional issues. Volunteers are needed to walk alongside horses, lead games, woodworking and craft projects and do basic farm chores. Experience is not necessary, we will train you!

MN Zoo

Minnesota Zoo

Offers four summer programs for Youth volunteers 13 and older. Applications due May 1 of each year.


Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota (RAGOM)

If you have a passion for Golden Retrievers, some extra time and a heart full of love to share with these very special dogs, we want to hear from you. Even if you can't take a dog into your home, we have many other opportunities for you.

We Can Ride

We Can Ride

Therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving to adults and children living with disabilities. Volunteers needed to lead horses and walk beside rider. Experience with horses not necessary, training provided.

Pet Haven

Pet Haven of Minnesota

Pet Haven rescues cats and dogs and finds adoptive homes, there is no shelter. Volunteers needed for adoption events.