WELCOME TO THE JCHS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Being a volunteer is extremely rewarding, educational, exciting and fun. Walking a dog, socializing with a cat, providing a clean shelter environment or even giving an animal a bath or a pat on the head can have a huge impact on the lives of all of our shelter animals. It is rewarding to see how dogs and cats respond to the love they receive while they are at the shelter. In most cases, our animals were strays or abused and our shelter is the first time they experience compassion. Our Volunteer Program was specifically created to best assist the animals in our care and the community. We would like to thank you for choosing to participate in our program. As a volunteer, you are a valuable asset to our organization and to the many animals that we serve.
We offer Volunteer Programs for the young and the young at heart!
Jr Volunteer Program
Youth between the ages of 13 and 15 are eligible to participate in our Junior Volunteer Program alongside a legal guardian. The legal guardian and child will work as a team and the adult will be responsible for handling all animals. Both the legal guardian and child must attend the initial orientation as well as any subsequent training classes required for their chosen position.
Teen Volunteer Program
Young adults aged 16 and 17 are eligible to become a Teen Volunteer. Teen Volunteers are able to work independent of their legal guardian after training and authorization from the Volunteer Coordinator. Both the legal guardian and the Teen Volunteer must attend the initial orientation as well as any subsequent training classes required for their chosen position.
Adult Volunteer Program
Must be at least 18 years old. Must attend initial orientation as well as any subsequent training classes required for your chosen position.
Volunteers are a crucial part of the work we do each day. From dog walking to laundry, clerical to cleaning, there is something for everyone, and it all supports the lifesaving mission of JCHS!