Volunteer

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, must be available on Saturdays or Sundays volunteering in Cat or Dog care, based on our needs.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information on becoming a volunteer. Registration is required to attend a New Volunteer Orientation.Volunteer Orientations are offered every other month. Click the red Eventbrite button below to register. Please note: If you do not see a red button, our registration is currently full or closed; next month’s registration typically opens the first of the month. If you have additional questions, please contact Shoshannah Reed, Volunteer Program Manager.

Open shifts:
Dog Care: 7-9 am Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5-7 pm Tuesday & Sunday
Dog Socializer: 9, 12, & 3:30 pm Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday Sunday 3-4 pm
Cat Care: Sunday 3:30-5:30 pm

Other volunteer opportunities: Data Base entry, Animal photographer, based on an interview.

Next Orientation: June 4th 9:00-10:30am
Eventbrite - New Volunteer Orientation June 4th 2016

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. Offered in the Spring and Fall