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!
firstname.lastname@example.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.
CHS Volunteer of the Month
Eve, Bennett, Hayden and
Eve Schuyler and her sons Bennett, Hayden and Nolan have been volunteers throughout the summer and have made an amazing impact on the animals here at Cherryland Humane Society! They’ve been working diligently, on at least a weekly basis, giving Tia, our Animals Behaviorist, a lot of help with the animals’ enrichment. The family makes frozen treats, fills Kongs with peanut butter, treats the kitties with wet food and cat nip, makes toys and fun boxes for the cats and socializes with all of the animals. They always have a giant smile on their faces, enjoying every minute they are here and mom says they are always excited to come in and help. They also put a smile on the faces of all staff and other volunteers when seeing these young men in the hallways, working so hard to help all of the animals at CHS. What a great addition to our volunteer team!
Thank you so much Eve, Bennett, Hayden and Nolan 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 our volunteer community and look forward to you helping for many more years!
Please tell them all congratulations and job well done next time you see them!