CHS Volunteer Program

Volunteer efforts play a vital role in what we are able to accomplish at 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.

The first step to becoming a volunteer at Cherryland Humane Society is attending one of our Volunteer Orientations. These are held at the shelter on the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. and there is a $15 registration fee. You can register for one of our upcoming orientations below. If you are a minor, you will need an adult or parent with you at all times while volunteering and the adult must also attend a Volunteer Orientation. You must be 10 years old to volunteer.

Please call or email our Volunteer Coordinator, Deane Widgren, if you have any questions or concerns and we look forward to having you help enrich the lives of the animals at Cherryland Humane Society!

dwidgren@cherrylandhumane.org (231) 946-5116

Areas of Volunteer Service

Animal Care: Dog walking and enrichment, socialization, hygiene, behavior modification, animal housing maintenance, public assistance
Education: Committee work, planning, projects
Clerical: Data entry, materials compilation, mailings, publication mailings, record keeping, research
Public Relations: Hosting, tours, events, meetings
Promotional: Events, contacts
Fostering: Help the animals that have a difficult time adjusting to life in a shelter
Fund Raising:
 Committee work, planning, events
Donor Dog Donation Bank Program: 
Maintain collections, solicit new businesses
Miscellaneous: 
General maintenance, grounds maintenance, various areas requiring expertise, cleaning

Volunteer Sign-in - VicTouch

VICTOUCH – Sign in and out of an assignment at the shelter or on your smart phone with this link:

Volunteer Profile Portal - VicNet

VICNET – Update your profile information, manage your schedule and more at this link:

Volunteer Orientation Registration

Please complete this online registration form before you attend orientation. Orientations are held the second Saturday of every month from 9 – 11:00 am.  

IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OLD YOUR PARENT IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION AND ATTEND THE ORIENTATION WITH YOU

Orientations are limited to 20 attendees. If the month you would like to attend is not listed, it is full.

PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION BY PAYING A $15 FEE FOR ORIENTATION
Select Single or Family Discount

CHS Volunteer of the Month

May, 2018

DOUG JORDAN

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Doug has been a part of Cherryland Humane Society’s volunteer community for almost three years now and we couldn’t be more grateful. Doug started out as a dog walker and has expanded his assistance to helping with cleaning, hosting (helping the public when they visit) and the very important job of taking care of our flag, putting it at half-mast when appropriate and even buying new flags and rope when needed! Doug has also traveled to Genesee County to transfer dogs to CHS for a speedier adoption. This kind, helpful, hardworking man with a great sense of humor will always quickly lend a hand without objection, whatever needs to be done. Doug is pictured here with some of our appreciative staff and office kitty Billie!
Thank you so much Doug for all of your hard work and dedication to the mission of Cherryland Humane Society. We are very lucky to have you as a part of the CHS team and look forward to you helping for many more years!
If you see this wonderful man, please tell him congratulations and job well done!!