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.

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:

Volunteer Application

Please download this PDF, fill it out and bring the completed application with you to your volunteer orientation.

Volunteer of the Month

Kerry Sechrist

Cherryland Humane Society’s

October, 2017



Kerry has been a volunteer since 2008 and is a lover of both dogs and cats and is extra talented with the feline variety! Kerry has given many hours to CHS over the past 9 years and has given our dogs and cats a much greater chance of being adopted by giving them her love and patience. Currently, Kerry is doing CHS radio spots with WKLT and The Fox, organized and decorated CHS’ spot at Golden Fowler’s Festival of Trees and she is a wonderful lobby host with a beautiful smile and cheerful, contagious personality!  

 When not volunteering for CHS she is a very talented lady who does vocals for The Backroom Gang at the Presbyterian Church of Traverse City and has been involved as an actor at the Old Town Playhouse. Kerry and her husband Joel also enjoy traveling.

She is a retired teacher of 40 years, went to Albion High School and then studied at Ferris State University. She spent most of her teaching career at TBAISD Career Tech Center. She then worked at Ferris State University for seven years as the Coordinator of Teacher Education Programs and Field Experiences until full retirement in 2014.

 For her years of dedication helping CHS fulfill its mission, we salute Kerry Secrist as

October’s Volunteer of the Month!

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