Thank you for thinking of the WC Humane Society. Construction and Covid have impacted us in ways we didn’t fully understand, and because of this, we will not be accepting volunteer applications until June 2021. Volunteers are an integral part of animal care, and we look forward to welcoming volunteers into the new shelter this summer. 

VOLUNTEERING - The precious gift of time

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.

At this time, we are continuing new volunteer orientations for long-term Adoption Counselors and Foster Homes.


Descriptions for these positions can be found on the “Adult Opportunities” page. If you are interested in either of these positions, please complete a volunteer application and the Volunteer Coordinator will follow up with you. You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer for these positions.

If an orientation is scheduled, it will take place in person at our off-site facility very close to the shelter. Masks will be required.

For Foster Care applicants: After orientation is complete, a home visit will be scheduled. This will be done virtually via FaceTime, Zoom, or a similar program. If a virtual home visit is not possible due to technology limitations, the Volunteer Coordinator will communicate with you about the protocol for an in-person home visit.

Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator with any questions.

Printed applications can be mailed to: 

The Washington County Humane Society

3650 State Road 60

Slinger, WI 53086


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Washington County Humane Society

3650 State Road 60 Slinger, WI 53086