Thank you for your interest in supporting the Kentucky Humane Society as a volunteer! There are many different ways to volunteer with KHS, each with different levels of time commitment, training requirements, and expectations. Please visit our Volunteer Website to learn more about the types of opportunities available, read the program’s FAQ, and apply to be a volunteer.

For returning and current volunteers, you can find available shifts on Volunteer Hub and updates regarding the program on our Volunteer Website. If you are unable to log in to Volunteer Hub, or have questions about returning including our most up-to-date COVID procedures, please contact Volunteer Engagement Manager, Eugina Scoggins at escoggins@kyhumane.org.

If it has been longer than a year since you have attended orientation, taken a training, or worked a volunteer shift, please contact Eugina Scoggins before signing up for a shift.

At-Home Projects for Volunteers and Students Seeking Service Hours

Did you know you can support the KHS mission as a volunteer right from the comfort of your own home?

For students, we have the At-Home Pet Project Packet chock full of ways to earn service hours by creating enrichment items for the shelter animals to interact with. Enrichment for shelter animals is imperative to their well-being and state of mind as they await adoption, and the donation of these hand-made items supports our lifesaving mission.

Special Events Volunteering

Below is a list of special events that we recruit volunteers to help facilitate for this year and their dates. If you are interested in helping out at any of these, please contact our Volunteer Engagement Manager Eugina Scoggins at escoggins@kyhumane.org for more information.

Waggin’ Trail Walk for the Animals – Save the Date: May 22, 2022 at Louisville Slugger Field

  • We are excited to host our Waggin’ Trail Festival for the Animals this year in person at Louisville Slugger Field! Volunteers are needed prior to the event to stuff Wag Bags and mail t-shirts to participants, as well as handing out Wag Bags and t-shirts. On the day of the event, volunteers are needed to facilitate water stations, registration stations and more.

Tuxes & Tails Gala – August 13, 2022 at the Louisville Downtown Marriott

  • This is our annual Black Tie Gala to benefit the animals and ‘s always an amazing and fun event! There is a silent auction, live auction, dinner and dancing. The event will be held in-person for a limited number of guests at the Marriott Downtown. We will need about 25 volunteers (ages 21 and up) to help set-up and tear-down the event space at the Marriott, as well as handle animals that will be at the event, and other duties.

Representing KHS at Community Events – various dates throughout the year

  • We always need volunteers who can set up informational booths and represent KHS to the community. Sometimes this include puppies, sometimes kittens, and it is always a howlin’ good time!

Event Committees – monthly meetings leading up to Tuxes & Tails

  • The KHS Development Team has an event committee that helps put together our large fundraiser events. If you are interested in participating on such a committee, contact our Outreach Coordinator for more information
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