Volunteer: Interested in becoming a Foster?
Volunteers and Fosters save lives! Thank you for your interest.
- provide proper food, housing and daily care for the animal(s) until such time as they are able to return to TCHS for adoption, and to return said animal(s) promptly when requested to do so, for any reason.
- obtain approval prior to any treatment for fees that will be billed to TCHS. In the case of an emergency, you will attempt to contact TCHS as soon as possible.
- won’t allow any foster animal to leave your premises without the express permission from TCHS.
- will not hold TCHS responsible for any damages the foster animal may cause to people or property including any and all liability claims arising out of or connected in any way to your participation in the Foster Care Program.
- will support and abide by TCHS’s adoption procedures, and refers interested adopters to TCHS to fulfill adoption requirements.
Volunteer: Shelter Staff
Volunteer opportunities – times and dates are limited during COVID19 restrictions. Please make sure to call our business office to confirm: 402-339-5355
Who can volunteer at the shelter?
Volunteers aged 16 and up who are accompanied by a parent can volunteer to help us with daily chores.
Adult volunteers, on a regular schedule, with training, can assume more challenging roles such as office worker, project work, offsite helper for events and dog counselor.
What kind of help can I provide?
- Feed and water animals
- General cleaning, sweeping, mopping, etc
- Kennel cleaning and maintenance
- Kennel laundry and dishes
- Organize and store donations
- Project work, as available
- Gardening and property maintenance
- Office worker (answer phones, customer service, database entry)
- Finance and donor relations (database entry, thank you correspondence)
- Fund Raising (attend & support events, approach businesses for support)
- Off-site event helper (set up, break down, answer visitor questions)
- Dog Adoption Counselor (match potential adopters with the perfect companion)
- Dog handling, walking and training (18 and older due to insurance limitations)
There is always work to be done at the shelter and we rely solely on volunteers!
Restrictions for our Volunteers
Town and Country Humane Society is a private, non-profit, all-volunteer organization. We accept a limited number of new volunteers when we are open due to a limitation of our training staff. Unless an organization has sent you to us and you will be getting credit for your hours,
- Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parental waiver signed. Minors need to be accompanied by a parent who is also volunteering.
- New volunteers are required to attend orientation held every Saturday at noon.