Volunteers are critical parts of non-profits throughout the world, including here at WCHS. Our volunteers not only help to lighten the load of our staff, but by donating their time and talents, volunteers ensure that shelter operations can progress to a new level by assisting in socializing the animals, cleaning the shelter and helping at events and fundraisers. Staff and volunteers work together not only in animal care giving, but also in sharing the WCHS mission throughout the shelter and the community.

When you join WCHS as a volunteer you will become part of a team working to make our community a safer and more humane place for all living creatures.  Each time you leave the shelter you will be rewarded in knowing that you’ve created one more wagging tail, a purr and a smile.

Current Needs:

Cat Cage Cleaners

Volunteers needed to refresh litter, bedding, food and water. This position also entails socializing playful cats and gently working around timid ones. Cage cleaning takes place Monday through Saturday from 8am-12pm. When the cat population is lower, the shift could end much earlier/ A great way to care for cats if you don’t have any at home!

Adoption Counselors

Are you interested in helping people find their perfect match?   Greet people as they arrive at the shelter and take them around to see our adoptable animals. Work with customers to match animals with suitable homes. Volunteers commit to one day per week. Hours are Monday 1pm – 7pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 1pm – 5pm.

Foster Homes Needed

We are in great need of foster homes for our cats and dogs. For more information please check out our Volunteer/Foster Home Page.
Please note: Foster Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Interest Information

If you are ready to fill out a Volunteer Application – please review the Volunteer Interest Booklet first.

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