Volunteers for the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley can be found working with animals or assisting in our day-to-day operations 365 days a year.  With over 1000 active volunteers, we welcome you to our family and offer many exciting opportunities to help support our mission!  On site with the animals or off site at our events we cannot do this important work without you.  We thank you for your interest and hope that you consider coming to an orientation and becoming part of our team.

Orientation Signup

Volunteer Requirements:
Valid Driver's License
$10 T-Shirt Fee
Donate 1 hour a month to stay active in volunteer system
Access to Transportation
Attend Orientation Session & Training
Sampling of the volunteer opportunities available at HSTV:Volunteer Position Description
Adoption AmbassadorAssist Adoption Counselors on the Adoption Floor.
Animal TransportTransport animals between partner shelters & HSTV.
Be Their VoiceInform and educate the community at local venues & events.
Clinic AssistantAssist spay/neuter clinic staff: clean and organize the clinic after surgery.
DogerciseWork with the animals to encourage physical activity.
Education AssistantAssist the Education Coordinator in teaching humane education to local students.
Enrichment TechWork one-on-one with animals using toys, puzzles, and games.
Front Desk AssistantGreet and direct visitors to our facility.
Hiking HoundsCheck out a dog during program hours & go on a hike!
Kennel AssistantAssist Kennel Techs with the animals includes walking animals, cleaning cages & more!
Special Events CrewWork special events at HSTV or around town, setup/breakdown booths & engage with public.

Check back soon for our Volunteer Manual that is currently being revised.

Youth Volunteers

We welcome and encourage our youth to play a vital role in our organization.  But, we require that a parent be present with all youth under the age of 18, that are not able to drive on their own, while volunteering at our shelter.

We hope youths under 12 will be interested in our Reading Team Program (Pre-K students and up), Click here for more info! We require that the parent/guardian also attend orientation and purchase a volunteer t-shirt.

Group Volunteering

  • If you have a group of volunteers who would like to offer their time to our organization, please don’t hesitate! HSTV welcomes groups of volunteers to help with large tasks that require many hands. If you are interested in volunteering with a group of friends, family, or co-workers, please fill out this form. Once this information is received, our Volunteer Coordinator will followup via email.
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Court-ordered Community Service

We accept court-ordered volunteers on a limited basis. All individuals must be at least 18 years old and present documentation verifying the type of offense before attending orientation.  To be considered, your offense may not be related to animal cruelty, drug possession, theft, violent crimes, or sexual assault.  Our organization reserves the right to refuse any court-ordered volunteer requests for offenses not listed above.  You will be required to show a valid drivers license, pay the $10 volunteer shirt fee, and attend orientation once approved.  The approval process takes approximately five business days.  Requests for same week community service will not be processed.

Interested in Court Ordered Community Service hours? Please fill out the above application. Questions? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.