• Please Note: Both CHS locations will close at 4:00pm this Sunday, December 11th and resume regular business hours Monday, December 12th.

Get Involved

VOLUNTEER


Thank you very much for your interest in volunteering for Capital Humane Society. Our volunteers are part of a compassionate, non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of companion animals. 

We are excited to announce that in the last year our team of volunteers here at CHS has grown to over 250!  We are so thankful for the generosity and willingness of our community to pitch in and ensure we are able to provide the highest level of care to the animals that come through our facilities.

 

Over the next few months we will be taking some time to evaluate the volunteer program and it's processes in order to make improvements and discover areas for growth.  During this time we will not be taking applications for new volunteers.  If you would like to join a mailing list to receive a notification when we resume onboarding new volunteers, please click this link to do so.  Thank you again for your support!

 


To learn more about completing required community service hours and submit an application click the button below.

PLEASE NOTE:

All community service shifts have been filled until the week of January 7th  If your hours are due before that time, we regret we will be unable to accommodate them.


GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • All on-site volunteers must be at least 13 years old.
  • On-site volunteers between 13 & 15 years old must have a parent or guardian present at all times.
  • Most on-site volunteer roles require a minimum commitment of 4 service hours per month, some require more.
  • All on-site volunteers agree to assist with general cleaning duties as need as a part of their service.
  • Volunteers cannot have a documented history of neglect or abuse towards animals.
  • Pay a one time $10 Volunteer Fee.  Fee covers the cost of volunteer t-shirt.

 

VOLUNTEER FAQ

I want to volunteer but I’m under 13 years old, how can I help?

Although the nature of our on-site volunteer work does not currently allow for those under 13 to volunteer, we are working on developing programs that would provide volunteer opportunities to the younger kiddos!  At this time we do not have an estimated roll out date for these programs, stay tuned for more information!  In the meantime, we always encourage interested individuals to consider hosting fundraisers and donation drives outside of the shelter environment as a great way to support our shelter and our animals!

What are the on-site volunteer hours?

Our volunteers are typically at the shelter between the hours of 8AM-7PM Monday through Friday and 8AM-5PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Do I have to commit to a certain number of shifts per month in order to volunteer?  What if my schedule changes frequently?

Certain on-site volunteer roles, especially those that involve direct handling of the animals, require a significant amount of training and therefore to be considered for these roles we ask for a commitment to at least 4 months of volunteer work with a minimum of 6 service hours per month. Most of the other available on-site volunteer roles only require a minimum commitment of 4 service hours per month which can be worked all at once or split into however many shifts are convenient.  We understand of course that life can be unpredictable and that our volunteers balance many other responsibilities outside of their duties here, therefore we are more than happy to be accommodating with scheduling. 


 

ONBOARDING PROCESS

Over the next few months we will be taking some time to evaluate the volunteer program and it's processes in order to make improvements and discover areas for growth.  During this time we will not be taking applications for new volunteers.  If you would like to join a mailing list to receive a notification when we resume onboarding new volunteers, please click this link to do so.  Thank you again for your support!