VOLUNTEERING – The precious gift of time
Volunteers are critical parts of non-profits throughout the world, including here at WCHS. Our volunteers not only help to lighten the load of our staff, but by donating their time and talents, volunteers ensure that shelter operations can progress to a new level by assisting in socializing the animals, cleaning the shelter and helping at events and fundraisers. Staff and volunteers work together not only in animal care giving, but also in sharing the WCHS mission throughout the shelter and the community.
When you join WCHS as a volunteer you will become part of a team working to make our community a safer and more humane place for all living creatures. Each time you leave the shelter you will be rewarded in knowing that you’ve created one more wagging tail, a purr and a smile.
Special needs individuals are encouraged to review the volunteer interest booklet and fill out a volunteer commitment application before talking with the Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator will then contact you to discuss the necessary position requirements and what opportunities we may have available. WCHS continually reviews all of its volunteer opportunities and wants to create a successful experience for the volunteer and shelter.
Please note: the Volunteer Coordinator will decide on a case by case basis if additional supervision or a caregiver needs to be present. This is for the safety of both the animals and individuals volunteering.
Are you looking for a group opportunity?
Please visit this link for off-site project ideas that can be done by groups of any age! Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information about group opportunities.
Printed applications can be mailed to:
The Washington County Humane Society
3650 State Road 60
Slinger, WI 53086