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.

Upcoming New Volunteer Orientation

Based on the latest guidance around COVID-19, we have temporarily canceled all volunteer shifts. We will post as soon as it is safe to resume normal activities. Volunteer orientations will be scheduled at that time.

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.  Teens 16-17 years old may volunteer with a six month commitment, and must be available to volunteer weekly in Cat or Dog Care, based on our needs. Thank you for your interest!

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

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