Thanks for your interest in becoming an LHS volunteer!

In response to the announcements regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, out of an abundance of caution, we are implementing new, temporary protocols at Lexington Humane Society. The volunteer program will be temporarily suspended. Please check back periodically for updated information.

As a nonprofit organization we rely on our volunteers to help us successfully fundraise and provide animal enrichment.  We’re happy you’re interested in joining our team! 

Volunteer opportunities for adults include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Pet partnering at both our Main Campus and Everyday Adoption Center at PetSmart in Hamburg Pavilion
  • Foster care
  • Special event preparation
  • Fundraising
  • Grounds work
  • Humane education
  • Teen volunteer mentors
  • Office mates

Please note, at times we may have a wait list for volunteer positions. We ask for your patience as it may be 1-2 months before we are able to schedule you for orientation/training. Due to the high volume of volunteer inquiries, please allow us 2 weeks to contact you about your questionnaire, phone calls, or emails.

Our potential volunteers must do the following:

  1. Submit a volunteer questionnaire — All volunteers MUST complete a questionnaire. Once received, we will contact you to attend a volunteer orientation and training class.
  2. Attend both an Orientation AND Training Session at either location — Before you begin volunteering at LHS, we require that you:
    Schedule an Orientation Session: We'll send you a confirmation email with possible orientation dates when your application is accepted.
    Attend your scheduled Orientation and Training Sessions: This will be an informative session, so be prepared to learn and have your questions answered.
    - Pay a one-time program fee of $20 at your Orientation Session: This fee covers administrative expenses, including a volunteer t-shirt after acceptance into the program. As long as you maintain your active volunteer status, this is a one-time fee.
  3. Commit to Volunteering for a Minimum of 6 Hours a Month — With our flexible hours, you'll be able to tailor your volunteer experience around your schedule.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Lexington Humane Society, please check back in a few weeks to submit a questionnaire

If you have any questions about our volunteer program, click here.