Due to limited space, there are not many opportunities to accomodate groups looking to volunteer inside the shelter. Because of this we encourage school classes, Girl and Boy Scout troops, companies, and other interested groups to help WCHS and the animals outside of the shelter.
Is your group interested in getting a tour when you drop off your donations? Please check out the grey box on the right side for details.
Below are a few of the many possibilities available to raise money, wish list items and awareness of the WCHS mission throughout your community.
Here is a list of our 10 most needed shelter items:
Make Puppy Mush
We use puppy mush to feed to puppies or other dogs that are sick, needing a bland diet or not eating for other reasons. We use this mush at least five days a week, sometimes twice per day and it is always needed.
Recipe: 1 pound ground beef
3 cups rice
1 bag frozen broccoli
1 clove garlic
Cook meat, mixing in garlic. Cook rice. Mix together rice, meat and broccoli and put in baggies. Keep frozen until delivery. *If you would like to increase the recipe, feel free!
Hot Dog Treats
We use hot dog treats for training and assessing dogs. To make, slice a fresh hot dog lengthwise. Cut halves into small bite sizes pieces. Place on paper towel on microwave safe plate. Microwave 30-60 seconds. Stir and repeat several times until hot dog pieces are dehydrated. Store in Ziplock bags.
Peanut Butter Jar Drive
Ever wonder what to do with the rest of the peanut butter you cannot get out of the empty jar? Well, the dogs at WCHS would love those “almost gone” jars to enjoy! The dogs at WCHS get them as a treat to entertain them and keep them happy. Please donate any “almost gone” PLASTIC jars with lids on to WCHS. It’s an easy way to help the dogs!
Go to the wish list page to find a full list of our most needed items for the animals of WCHS. Donations can be delivered to WCHS:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8am-5pm
Bake For The Animals
Baking for one of our many bake sales is a fun and easy way to earn those hours of volunteer service. There are several times of the year that WCHS has a bake sale in conjunction with an event.
If you are interested in baking for one of our events or bake sales, please email the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com and include your name and email to be added to the bakers distribution list. Be sure to add the email to your contacts so the emails can be received. When baked goods are needed, you will receive an email with the details of quantity, packaging instructions and delivery dates. Baking is a wonderful way for youth groups to help!
Make Catnip Toys For Cats
Fill an infant sock with stuffing and catnip. Sew together. These are great toys that our adoptable cats love to play with!
Make Bandanas For Dogs
Decorate bandanas with colorful markers for adoptable dogs to wear.
Seasonal Shelter Clean Up
This opportunity is a terrific way for volunteer groups to volunteer their time at WCHS. Volunteers of all ages, with the proper supervision, help with outside seasonal clean up. Most groups help in our courtyard with leaf removal and general clean up when the seasons change. Groups can arrange to come for a few hours Monday-Saturday between 8am and 12 pm or on Weds evenings from 5-8pm. Times may vary and can be arranged to fit the shelter times and groups availability. Students of all ages are able to assist with this service. Groups do not interact with the animals at WCHS.
Rummage Sale Volunteers
Volunteers 16 and older are able to help with our annual rummage sale. Each spring WCHS looks for several volunteers to help unload, sort, price and help customers at the fundraiser. Volunteers can help with the bake sale in addition to the rummage sale itself. Volunteers are needed for set up and break down of the rummage sale
WANT A TOUR?
WCHS wants to show its appreciation for your donations by giving a tour. The tour consists of a 15 minute presentation complete with a question and answer session and meeting with a WCHS alumni dog. The presentation is followed by time visiting the adoptable animals. Unfortunately we are not able to take animals out of their cages and kennels for people to meet them unless they are interested in seriously adopting them.
Tours are given by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Preferred tour times are between 3pm-5pm Mondays and Wednesdays to accommodate school and shelter hours of operation. WCHS does not do tours during the morning hours due to animal care giving and shelter cleaning. Tours are also not available during the weekend. Dates are limited and fill up quickly, so please contact the shelter as soon as possible to reserve your date.
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at:
The Washington County Humane Society
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
3650 State Road 60
Slinger, WI 53086