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.

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Volunteer Opportunities at the Waterford Adoption Center
Updated  10/3/22

Transport Drivers

The Waterford  adoption center needs reliable volunteers who can transport pets in their own vehicles on behalf of CHS. Pets may need to be driven to an off-site veterinary hospital for an appointment or surgery or may need to be driven between two of our adoption centers in CT. Some rides will be one-way drop-offs and others will require the volunteer to remain with the pet during their exam and then return them to CHS. Drivers may also be needed to pick up donations on behalf of CHS.

Requirements: 18 or older, have active health insurance, have their own vehicle and auto insurance, must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively with staff, other volunteers and the public.

Commitment: As needed. May be needed to drive as often as 1 to 2 times per month.