10 Pethaven Lane, Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 626-3491




The Kennebec Valley Humane Society needs volunteers on a daily basis to assist with a variety of tasks. KVHS would not exist without the help of our generous and dedicated volunteers. Can you picture yourself walking dogs? Socializing with a cat? Or grooming bunnies? Maybe dishes and laundry is your cup of tea? Additional help is needed on a daily basis with cat kennel cleaning and feeding and working with animals at our satellite locations.

Aside from animal care there is much more to running an animal shelter. We can also use assistance behind the reception desk, on our committees, assisting with fundraising and special events or simply with vet transports and donation pick-ups.

The volunteer opportunities at the KVHS are too numerous to mention. Our hours are flexible and signing up is easy. Please start by filling out a volunteer application below. Once the application is submitted our volunteer coordinator will contact you to get started.

Volunteering with Cats

Our cats need socialization, play time, daily kennel cleaning, and grooming.

Volunteering with Dogs

Dogs at KVHS need lots of love and attention! They require daily walks, playtime, and socialization. Our staff dog trainer loves to offer additional training to volunteers who like to work to help teach our dogs their best manners!

Volunteer Requirements

  • Must be at least 10 years of age
  • Volunteers 10-13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Commit to at least 30 minutes of volunteering a month
  • Must commit to a volunteer schedule
  • Complete a two part volunteer orientation

Community Service

KVHS provides opportunities to those required to perform community service hours required by court, DHHS and/or schools.

Please be advised that we do not accept all requests to perform community service work at KVHS. There are circumstances where the nature of the offense will lead to automatic denial of a request. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information.

Humane Education and Outreach

picture-001KVHS offers humane educational tours and presentations for your school group, church group, or civic organization. All humane education tours and presentations are age-specific and conducted by KVHS staff. Presentations can be made at KVHS or at your location. For more information on humane education and outreach opportunities contactus at (207) 626-3491 or use the contact form above.

Get Involved Today!

1). Fill out the form below so we can contact you, or call us at 207-626-3491

2). Download and fill out our Volunteer application then email it to volunteer@pethavenlane.org