CHS Volunteer Program
Volunteer efforts play a vital role in what we are able to accomplish at the CHS. As we dedicate ourselves to the new and exciting challenges of tremendously expanded CHS programs, many more volunteers will be required. We cordially extend an invitation to join us as we work together on behalf of those so dependent on us for their well-being.
Volunteer orientations are held on the second Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m. at the shelter! A $15 fee will cover the cost of a Volunteer T-shirt.
Areas of Volunteer Service
Animal Care: Dog walking and enrichment, socialization, hygiene, behavior modification, animal housing maintenance, public assistance, intake and adoption support
Education: assistance, committee work, planning, projects
Clerical: data entry, materials compilation, mailings, publication mailings, record keeping, research
Public Relations: hosting, tours, events, meetings
Promotional: events, contacts
Fund Raising: committee work, planning, events
Beggar Donations Canister Program: maintain collections, solicit new businesses
Miscellaneous: general maintenance, grounds maintenance, desk top publishing, various areas requiring expertise
Volunteer Sign-in Website
VICTOUCH – Sign in and out of an assignment at the shelter or on your smart phone with this link:
Volunteer Update Personal Information Website
VICNET – Update your contact information, manage your schedule and receive news and messages from the volunteer office at this link:
Please download this PDF, fill it out and bring the completed application with you to your volunteer orientation.
Volunteer of the Year
Cherryland Humane Society’s
Volunteer of the Year
Bob was CHS’ January, 2017 Volunteer of the Month and has only increased his devotion, dependability and time that he gives to help staff, fellow volunteers and increase the adoptability of our animals. Recently nicknamed the “ABOBinable” snowman, he is here faithfully, every day, to shovel, salt and snow blow our walkways. Bob is scheduled weekly for reception, dog walking and hosting and is extremely quick to step up and fill in when someone else is unable to make it for any of these assignments!
Bob started volunteering in September, 2011 after adopting his cat from CHS. Starting with dog walking, he was very consistent and never failed to come in to give the dogs their exercise. Bob helps with hosting, cleaning, reception, snow removal, salting sidewalks, special events and veterinary transports. He literally offers his help with anything and everything that needs to be done.
Bob also began bringing in his granddaughter, Elana, who has learned from the best how to be a great asset to CHS and our community. Bob is gentleman, always smiling and has a great attitude and sense of humor. He encourages others, is uncommonly warmhearted and is always asking what he can do next.
Please give Bob the warmest, heart felt thank you and congratulations for showing us all how to be a giving, selfless and loving human being.