Put 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!
Volunteers learn about VHS and receive full training in our policies and procedures to assure the health and safety of our animals. A minimum sixth-month commitment of at least four hours per month is requested. Volunteer opportunities are available for adults 18 years and older, teens 16 years and older (without parent), and youth ages 12-15 (with parent or guardian).
Please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information on becoming a volunteer, and register for a New Volunteer Orientation today (required). If orientation dates for the current month are full, please check back on the first of next month; registrations open at 9 am.
For Shorter Commitments
If six months seems too lengthy a commitment to make at this time, please consider fostering an animal. Fostering also helps save lives, and usually requires a much shorter term. There are many ways to help!
For young people between the ages of 10 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 five-week program.