The Appalachian Highlands Humane Society does allow people to work off their COURT ORDERED community service hours depending on the type of offense committed. If you have been convicted of any offense involving theft, abuse of an animal or child or adult, you CANNOT fulfill your community service hours with our organization.  Other offenses will be determined at the discretion of the Volunteer Coordinator.

The Appalachian Highlands Humane Society requires people to apply themselves and stay productive during their time volunteering. Punctuality is required and those who are habitually tardy will be dismissed.  Hours for community service in our offices are from 10 AM to 4 PM, Monday - Friday.  Adoption event times will vary and normally occur on the weekends.  Court ordered community service workers will help with a variety of cleaning duties in our offices and at adoption events. Also, like any volunteer or staff member, are subject to being terminated if their work is not satisfactory.

You must be at least 18 years old and commit to a minimum of twenty hours of service in order to complete your community service with the Appalachian Highlands Humane Society.

Please fill out the application below. We will review your application and contact you if we would like you to volunteer with us. Thank you for your interest in helping the homeless animals of our community. If you have any questions, please email us at or call (423) 926-8533.

Court Ordered Volunteer Application Form