Volunteers and Fosters save lives! Thank you for your interest.
Interested in becoming a Shelter Volunteer?
There is always work to be done at the shelter and we rely solely on volunteers! We accept volunteers 12 and over with no long-term commitment or time requirement required.
Immediate volunteers needed:
1. Skilled office workers, customer service and front desk:
2. Weekend morning kennel workers & lead kennel maintenance.
Who can volunteer at the shelter?
Volunteers aged 12 to 15 and who are accompanied by a parent can volunteer to help us with daily chores. You can also be trained to be a Cat, Dog or Critter Ambassador. Animal Ambassadors are volunteers who spend time with the animals and field questions from potential adopters.
Volunteers 16 and older, can drop-in to do chores or commit to a full shift or partial shift. 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)
- Animal Ambassador (12 and older, minors with a parent)
- Dog handling, walking and training (18 and older due to insurance limitations)
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
- volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult
- volunteers under the age of 14 are requested to limit themselves to two-hour shifts.
We cannot accept volunteers under the age of 12.
Interested in becoming a Foster?
- 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.