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Become a BAHS Volunteer!


Expectations of BAHS volunteers

While people come to BAHS because they love animals, BAHS volunteers must also be able to work well with people.  BAHS isn't just about animals - it's about people helping animals.
BAHS is unable to provide the level of supervision required to provide court-ordered community service opportunities.For everyone’s protection, volunteers must use the safe animal handling techniques taught in their required training.  All tasks, from cleaning cages to stuffing envelopes, have specific procedures. Volunteers must adhere to these procedures unless a staff member directs them otherwise.  Once volunteers know their work routines, they are expected to work with minimal supervision.  Following through on tasks ensures the animals are receiving the best possible care.  Staff are always available to answer questions.


Get Started

If you are interested in volunteering with Bay Area Humane Society, please follow these steps:

Be of age.  Positions have a minimum age requirement of 18. Prospective volunteers under 18 can check out these youth volunteer opportunities.

Be in the area.  Volunteer opportunities are at the main Bay Area Humane Society building on Radisson Street in Green Bay. The Petsmart Adoption Center in Ashwaubenon has limited volunteer opportunities. Please consider the potential commute before applying to volunteer.

Submit an online application.  Tell us a bit about yourself by clicking here.

Attend an orientation.  We will provide you with background information about the mission, services, and programs of the shelter. Volunteers are required to pay a program application fee of $10 when scheduling the orientation. The fee helps to offset the costs of materials and administrative costs of running the volunteer program, ensuring that the vast majority of our funding is spent directly on animal welfare.

Get matched to a volunteer position.  If your skills are a match for an open volunteer position, you will be invited to sign a volunteer agreement and join the volunteer program. Volunteers are required to wear volunteer T-shirts at all times. T-shirts are available for purchase at the Radisson location for $15 each.

Make a commitment.  Six-month minimum commitment is required for most volunteer positions, but there are also some flexible options. New volunteers fulfill a 10 hour trainee period before working hands-on with the animals.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at Bay Area Humane Society.  Volunteers are a key part of our operations and we could not achieve our mission without their support. We recognize the valuable roles volunteers play and are committed to providing thorough, hands-on training and ongoing support to every volunteer.

The Shelter is always seeking friendly, enthusiastic volunteers to help give homeless pets a second chance. There are a variety of ways for volunteers to help pets in need.  Volunteers help with animal care through assisting with kennel maintenance, training, exercise, and mental stimulation. Volunteers also help with special community events, youth education opportunities, and fund-raisers.

Volunteer Adoption FacilitatorThe Bay Area Humane Society is seeking friendly, outgoing individuals for volunteer Adoption Facilitator positions. Tasks include but are not limited to greeting shelter guests, answering questions, and light housekeeping. Excellent customer service is a must. This opportunity is ideal for volunteers who may have mobility problems or for parent/child teams. Interested parties may request a detailed job description by emailing Use the phrase “Adoption Facilitator” in the subject line.

Frequently Asked Questions

Already a Volunteer?

Click on the link below to view volunteer opportunites or to submit your volunteer hours.

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Here is a list of our current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Foster Homes:

Volunteer foster homes are critical for shelter pets with special needs. Cats, dogs, and sometimes small animals come into BAHS and need a little extra TLC in a temporary foster home to help them become healthy, happy, and ready for adoption. Our biggest need is foster homes for underaged kittens with and without moms. The health and behavior of all potential foster pets is evaluated prior to foster placement, and BAHS can provide most of the supplies (food, medications, dishes, toys, etc.). Click here for the Foster Care Manual & Application. You can then submit the application to the Foster Coordinator via fax, email, mail, or drop it off at the Bay Area Humane Society. After the application has been approved, there will be a brief orientation and tour, and then we will set you up with your first foster pet! You can contact Tania, the Foster Coordinator, at (920) 469-3110 ext. 104 or e-mail  Whether you foster one or two at a time or a whole litter, you are making a difference to pet who will someday be someone's furry family member!

You can foster without going through volunteer orientation.


These programs are made possible thanks to generous donations from:

  • Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust
  • The George Kress Foundation, Inc.
  • Cornerstone Foundation, NEW, Inc.