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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.

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Volunteer Opportunities at the Waterford Adoption Center
Updated  5/11/22

Cat Cuddlers

Experienced cat enthusiasts are needed to join the volunteer team at the Waterford adoption center. Volunteers provide socialization and exercise for the cats during their stay and assist with keeping the cages clean and tidy. Safety training is provided.

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

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

Open Shifts:
Fridays 2:00PM-4:00PM

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Germ Busters

The Waterford adoption center needs volunteers 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, comfortable working around all types of animals, be in good physical condition, able to work independently with limited supervision, able to follow verbal and written instructions and effectively communicate with staff, other volunteers and the public.

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

Open Shifts:
Sundays 9:30AM-11:30AM
Mondays 9:30AM-11:30AM
Tuesdays 9:30AM-11:30AM
Thursdays 9:30AM-11:30AM
Saturdays 9:30AM-11:30AM

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