Interested in getting more involved in animal welfare initiatives? This page provides information on related volunteer opportunities.
Featured Topic: Volunteer for the AVMA
The AVMA has a variety of volunteer opportunities across many councils, committees, task forces and other programs. You can sign up to be notified of new volunteer opportunities on the AVMA email alerts page
Current AVMA Entities Working on Animal Welfare and the Human-Animal Bond
Animal Welfare Committee
Activities of the Animal Welfare Committee (AWC) are guided by the AVMA Animal Welfare Principles and are directed toward meeting the association's strategic goals and objectives for animal welfare as established by AVMA leadership.
Steering Committee on Human-Animal Interactions
Activities of the Steering Committee on Human-Animal Interactions (SCHAI) are guided by AVMA policy on the human-animal bond.
In addition to these standing committees, the AVMA has a variety of other task forces and planning groups that are appointed and charged to work on specific issues. Currently these include the Panels on Euthanasia, Humane Slaughter and Depopulation with their associated species- and topic-specific working groups; the Model Animal Welfare Curriculum Planning Group; and The Conversation Working Group.