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.

Due to COVID-19: all new volunteer orientations, training sessions, and Foster Care home visits are on hold. In order to become a WCHS  volunteer, an in-person orientation is required. That is followed-up by training sessions with a current WCHS volunteer. We sincerely appreciate your interest in getting involved and spending your time helping our animals. With everything going on, it has impacted our process for onboarding new volunteers. We hope that you understand and will keep us in mind for the future! Please watch for updates on this page as to when we will be accepting new volunteers again. You are welcome to complete and submit a volunteer application in the meantime and can reach out to the Volunteer Coordinator if you have any questions.

Printed applications can be mailed to: 

The Washington County Humane Society

3650 State Road 60

Slinger, WI 53086


  • Please review the Volunteer Interest Booklet prior to completing an application.
  • If you are ready to fill out a volunteer application, click below to fill out the form.
  • The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you via phone or email after receiving and reviewing your application.
  • Due to the size of our shelter, we cannot always accommodate all applicants, and some opportunities are limited. We take applicants based on our current shelter needs and volunteer positions available.

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Washington County Humane Society

3650 State Road 60 Slinger, WI 53086