Volunteer at Cache Humane Society 

Fill out our Application Form and email it to volunteer@cachehumane.org or drop it off at our shelter.  

Please include an email address. Email is the best way for us to keep you updated on shelter events and opportunities.  

Why Volunteer? 

  • Volunteering with us makes you feel good. We love spending time with our shelter animals, and so will you!  

  • Want to save a Life? You will gain a unique understanding about rescued animals and how you can help  them.

  • Build your resume! Volunteering is a positive attribute to add to your resume or college application, and we often recruit staff from our volunteer team.

  • Missing your pet, but can't adopt? As a CHS Volunteer you can take our dogs or cats on daytrips and overnight stays away from the shelter.

  • We'll help with your current and adopted pets!  Volunteers qualify for reduced clinic services and adoption fees.  

Volunteers should be:

  • A minimum of 16 years of age; younger animal lovers can check out our education programs.
  • Able to commit 2 hours per week on a regular schedule
  • Capable of working independently without direct supervision 
  • Willing to purchase and wear a CHS Volunteer T-Shirt with pride!

Please email the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@cachehumane.org if you have any questions about the basic requirements. In certain circumstances we can be flexible, but we do reserve the right to decline applications if we can't ensure a good fit.  

If you are under 16 and would like to volunteer check out our after-school club and jr volunteer page.

If you are interested in scheduling a youth tour or youth service group check our tours and presentations page.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Volunteers should be prepared to stand and reach for extended periods of time. There may be some roles you can complete without these abilities. 
  • Volunteers should  be prepared for the presence of pet dander and hair particles in the air and on blankets, towels and other materials. 
  • Volunteers will probably come in contact with fluids and other materials produced by animals and should be prepared to handle various environmental smells surrounding the housing of animals.
  • Volunteers will be in contact with various chemicals used to provide sanitary conditions for animals.

Sound like a good fit?  Fill out our Application Form and email it to volunteer@cachehumane.org or drop it off at our shelter.  

What Happens Next?

You will be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application.  We'll invite you by email to attend an interview, tour of the shelter, and initial training.

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with Cache Humane Society. We look forward to having you as part of our team! 

What is it like to be a CHS Volunteer?

“I absolutely love it, the day I went there I immediately clicked with everyone…... It's been quite an experience it's the first time I've ever volunteered for anything and working in the clinic made me certain that I really could be a veterinarian. I intended to work with the shelter any way possible for as long as I can. It's something I really enjoy and leaving the shelter just leaves me feeling so much better….I really do love the animals working with the shelter has definitely been one of the best decisions I've made.”  - Jaylynn

“I absolutely love volunteering for Cache Humane! Whether it's working with the dogs or helping with a fundraiser. It's definitely a highlight of my week” - Michaela

“...volunteering at the Cache Humane Society has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. Those animals mean the world to me!.....Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with these incredible animals. I look forward to volunteering…”   - Ashley

“I've love being a volunteer at the shelter! Every week I look forward to it, I'm very glad that I've done it, and I can see myself doing this for a long time” - Lauren

“I love it so much! I think the staff is awesome, and the way everything is run is great. I love helping the animals and it's so great when one gets adopted, especially one that has been there for awhile.”  - Nicole

“Volunteering has been so great! I enjoy being at the shelter so much. It is hard work but to me it is all worth it”   -  Rachelle

I think the best part is being able to help the animals and seeing them get adopted. Volunteering is very rewarding.” - Crystal

"Being a volunteer at Cache Humane has been nothing but fun! It is a joy to bring happiness to dogs who don't have homes and when they do get homes, the excitement is indescribable."- KIM

I absolutely love volunteering, it's been really great….it's been awesome getting to see how we take care of all the animals that don't have the homes they deserve yet... I really enjoy being a part of such a cool team. - Alisa

I am loving my volunteer experience! It is easily the highlight of my week.  I love coming to the shelter every Tuesday and helping out in anyway I can.  The staff is always so nice and helpful when I have questions. I have been very impressed with the way the dogs are handled and treated. You can really tell that the staff and other volunteers love what they are doing.  - Madison

I have really enjoyed volunteering at the Cache Humane Society!! It is rare to volunteer in a setting where the staff treats you as an equal and does all they can to make sure that you are getting the most out of the experience. Volunteering in the clinic has been so much fun......I really admire all of the staff for how much they care about the animals and how they do all they can to help them. I definitely plan on continuing to volunteer as long as I can! - Jessica

My time at Cache Humane has truly been a blessing. When school and life was stressful, working with the animals brought joy into my life. Thank you for the opportunity to better my life. Hopefully I helped the animals the same way they helped me. - Quincey