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? 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 with fundraising and special events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please start by watching our Becoming a Volunteer video. Then complete the application using the code from the video. Once your application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the Volunteer Manager. The volunteer Manager will reach out via phone or email to schedule orientation. Be on the lookout for an email from volunteer@pethavenlane.org.

If you are interested in volunteering from home, or even from the classroom, please check out our Help From Home Guide! This guide provides fun, interactive ways to help enrich the lives of our shelter animals.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer
  • Volunteers 12-15 years of age may volunteer as a team with parent/guardian
  • Commit to at least 2 volunteer shifts a month
  • 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.

Volunteer Program Update!

Our future home is nearing completion! As we prepare for such an exciting transition, we will not be accepting new volunteer applications at this time. Please check back soon!