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Volunteers keep tails wagging 365 days a year. If you’re ready to make pets smile, follow the steps below.

1. Check out the current volunteer needs below. If you don’t see a position that’s a good match today, check back at a later date. CHS does not keep a waiting list.

2. See a position that interests you? Watch the Virtual Open House video to learn more about becoming a CHS volunteer. This is a requirement before you apply.

3. Watched the video? Liked what you saw? Now it’s time to Apply to Volunteer. Make sure to specify the role and shift that interest you. Selected applicants will be invited in for an interview. CHS is not able to process applications that do not meet the basic requirements.

You need to be 18 or older to volunteer. Under 18? Don’t worry! You can still get involved.

Complete mandatory service hours for court. 

Volunteer Opportunities at the Newington Adoption Center
Updated 7/20/2021

Landscape Assistant

Volunteers are needed to assist our Newington Maintenance team with the upkeep of our grounds and walking trails. Duties will include weed whacking, weeding, raking  and trail maintenance.


Requirements:
18 or older, have active health insurance, be in good physical condition, able to work independently with limited supervision, able to follow verbal and written instructions and effectively communicate with staff and other volunteers, able to work outside in varying weather conditions.

Commitment: 2-3 hours per week on a set schedule for at least 4 months. This is a seasonal position.

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Germ Buster

The Newington adoption center needs a volunteer to join the Germ Busters team. Volunteers help control the spread of harmful diseases by working to keep the building clean and disinfected. Duties include cleaning dog kennels, sweeping, washing floors and walls, etc.


Requirements:
18 or older, have active health insurance, be in good physical condition, able to work independently with limited supervision, able to follow verbal and written instructions and effectively communicate with staff and other volunteers.

Commitment: 2 hours per week on a set schedule for at least 6 months.

Open Shifts:
Sundays 8AM-10AM

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