Volunteers keep tails wagging 365 days a year. If you’re ready to make pets smile, check out the current volunteer opportunities below.

See a position that interests you? Read about the Essential Volunteer Capabilities then complete the volunteer application.  Specify the role and shift that interest you. Selected applicants will be invited in for an interview.

Volunteer opportunities change often. 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.

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

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Volunteer Opportunities at the Waterford Adoption Center
Updated 5/14/2019

Germ Busters

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Open Shifts:
Mondays 8:30AM-10:30AM
Tuesdays 8:30AM-10:30AM
Wednesdays 3:00PM-5:00PM
Thursdays 3:00PM-5:00PM
Fridays 8:30AM-10:30AM
Saturdays 3:00PM-5:00PM

The Waterford adoption center needs volunteers to join the Germ Busters team. Germ Busters help control the spread of harmful disease by working to keep the building clean and disinfected. Duties may include cleaning cat cages or dog kennels, sweeping, disinfecting floors and walls, etc.

Requirements: 18+, have active health insurance, comfortable working around all types of animals, be in good physical condition, able to work independently with limited supervision, must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively with staff, other volunteers and the public.

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

Community Ambassadors

Open Shifts:
Schedule will vary. Volunteers needed for at least two events per month. Most events take place weekday evenings and weekends during the day.

The Waterford adoption center is looking for reliable, outgoing,  friendly volunteers with excellent customer service skills to join the Community Ambassador team. Trained Ambassadors represent CHS in the community. They share information with the public about the organization’s history and future direction, programs and services, animal care, and they raise awareness for animal welfare issues.

Requirements: 18+, have active health insurance,  able to work independently, able to stand for up to two hours and lift and carry up to 40 lbs, must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively with staff, other volunteers and the public. Excellent customer service skills. Must pass a background check.

Commitment: 2 events per month for a minimum of six months