Due to a busy season, while being short-staffed, we are implementing new, temporary protocols at Lexington Humane Society. The volunteer program is open on a limited basis - based on OUR needs and YOUR availability.

Time is a valuable gift to offer the Lexington Humane Society (LHS) and the animals we serve. Volunteers are very important to LHS! Volunteers are actively involved in the general care of animals including exercising, socializing, grooming, helping with laundry, and cleaning kennels. Volunteers are also involved in special projects, events, humane education,offsite outreach programs, and perform various clerical duties. If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of shelter animals, volunteering with LHS is a great way to start.

  • LHS volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
  • LHS volunteers must complete a questionnaire, and once reviewed, attend an orientation and training class.
  • LHS volunteers must abide by the shelter volunteer policies at all times.
  • LHS volunteers must commit to a minimum of six hours a month for at least a six month period.

How to Get Started

Too young to volunteer? See below for ways to help the animals:

  • Hold a donation drive at your school or church to collect needed items for the animals. Click here to view our wish list.
  • Attend Critter Camp over the summer to learn more about animal welfare. Click here for more information.
  • Collect money for the animals by running a lemonade stand, garage sale, or bake sale.
  • Bake homemade treats for the animals.