volunteer  login buttonPut your talents to work in our community by becoming a VHS volunteer. The heart and soul of our organization, volunteers help us rescue more animals and reach more people than we ever could alone. Volunteers make a difference, make new friends, and make it all possible!

Ryan & Leanne Bean with Piney Dog Care VolunteersVolunteers learn about VHS and receive full training in our policies and procedures to assure the health and safety of our animals. Volunteer opportunities are available for adults 18 years and older, and can make a one year commitment. Teens 16 & 17 years old, who can make a six month commitment can volunteer in our Youth Program, assisting our Operations Coordinator and then volunteering in Cat or Dog care, based on our needs.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information on becoming a volunteer.  To register to attend a New Volunteer Orientation (required), register below. If you have additional questions please, contact Shoshannah Reed, Volunteer Program Manager.

The next volunteer orientation, is on Saturday September 12th, registration opens on September 1st. We are currently seeking individuals who are available to work in the mornings on Monday and Tuesday doing Cat Care as well as Tuesday 3:30 shift and every other Thursday 3:30 shift. We are looking for dog socializers to work mid day during the week and Saturdays. Dog Care shift Saturday 5-7pm. Customer Service Representatives/Front Office needed week days and Saturdays.
Eventbrite - New Volunteer Orientation September 12 2015
Please note: We are accepting 16 & 17 year olds for our Youth Volunteer Program who can volunteer weekly and make a minimum of six month commitment must be available on Saturdays and or Sundays.

Looking for a short term commitment, please consider fostering an animal. Fostering also helps save lives, and usually requires a much shorter volunteer term. There are many ways to help!

Junior Volunteers

For young people between the ages of 12 and 15 without a parent or guardian to accompany their volunteer time, VHS offers the Junior Volunteers program. Gain valuable experience while caring for VHS cats in a supervised environment during this four-week program.