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 VolunteersTo get started, please attend a New Volunteer Orientation and read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information. New Volunteer Orientations are offered every other month; registration is required.

Next Orientation:
May 9th 6:00pm

Registration opens May 1st, please  check back then to register.


Please click on the side bar “Volunteer Opportunities” to see our open positions.

If you’re a Senior looking to fulfill Senior Service hours, we cannot accommodate that at this time. We require a six month commitment for teens, volunteering on a weekly shift. Thank you for your interest.

Juniors looking to fulfill Senior Service hours may apply to be a Critter Camp Leader for our 2017 summer camps that start in June. For more information, please contact Emily Taylor, Humane Education Coordinator.


Please note: If you do not see a red button, our registration is currently full or closed; next month’s registration typically opens two weeks before the orientation.

Volunteers learn about VHS and receive full training in our policies and procedures to assure the health and safety of our animals. Click Volunteer for details about our volunteer opportunities and open positions. Positions 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, and must be available volunteering in Cat or Dog care, based on our needs.

If you have additional questions, please contact Shoshannah Reed, Volunteer Program Manager.

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 an accompanying parent or guardian volunteer, VHS offers the Junior Volunteers program. Gain valuable experience while caring for VHS cats in a supervised environment during this four-week program. Register now!

Community Service

Partner with our Humane Education team to complete a Service Project, or attend a one-time Community Service Workshop. More info here.

Kindness Club

Students under 12 may join our weekly Kindness Club for service-learning opportunities.