Volunteer

volunteer login buttonPut your talents to work in our community by becoming a Valley Humane Society 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. All volunteers must be able to meet our essential capabilities. Must be able to work a weekly shift on a set schedule. New Volunteer Orientations are offered every other month; registration is required.

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

For seniors looking to fulfill service hours, virtual opportunities are still available! Possible activities include hosting fundraisers and donation drives or making enrichment crafts. Please contact our Volunteer Programs Manager for more information and to get started.

Upcoming New Volunteer Orientation-ON HOLD

Based on the latest guidance around COVID-19, we have temporarily canceled all volunteer shifts, to help stop the spread of the virus. We will post as soon as it is safe to resume normal activities.

Thank you, and be well!

Specific Opportunities & Urgent Needs

Please read our Volunteer Opportunities to learn about open positions prior to registering to make sure there is a position that works for your schedule.

Please contact Volunteer Programs Manager Shoshannah Reed for more information.

Volunteers learn about Valley Humane Society and receive full training in our policies and procedures to assure the health and safety of our animals. Positions are available for adults 18 years and older who can make a one year commitment, and work a weekly shift.

If you have additional questions, please contact Shoshannah Reed, Volunteer Programs 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 – On Hold

For young people between the ages of 12 and 15, Valley Humane Society offers the Junior Volunteers program. Gain valuable experience while assisting with Humane Education programming or caring for adoptable cats in a supervised environment during a four-week program. (Youth under the age of 12 can participate through Kindness Club.)  Please note: Junior Volunteers and Kindness Club are not offered during the summer due to Critter Camp. Fall Registration opens in August