Capital Humane Society


Below are the only volunteer roles with current vacancies.  Please read the descriptions, qualifications, and required time commitments closely before submitting an application.  Once your application is received it will be reviewed and you will be contacted for a phone interview.  Please allow up to 7 business days from date of submission for follow up contact to be made.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Humane Education Facilitator

Objective:

Provide on-site tours and presentations to groups of various ages and sizes in order to educate the community on topics related to Animal Welfare.

Duties:

  • Lead or assist another volunteer with group presentations
  • Lead or assist another volunteer with group tours of the adoption center

Qualifications:

  • Good communication and public speaking skills
  • Effective time management skills

Time Requirement:

  • This position is as needed.  Tours/presentations last 45 minutes-1 hour and take place any day of the week between 1-3pm.

Important:

  • This role is not available to those who need to complete required community service hours.  Community service volunteers may opt to stay on after their hours are complete and apply for this role at that time only.

Pawsitive Impact Project

Objective:

  • Provide excellent customer service during weekly program hours in order to provide pet owners access to preventative veterinary care and pet food/supplies when their financial situation makes it difficult to do so.

Duties:

  • Greet pet owners and direct them where to go based on their desired services
  • Assist staff with tracking usage of pet food and supply pantry during operating hours

 

Qualifications:

  • Great communication skills
  • Desire to contribute to a non-judgmental, compassion-based project that helps keep pets out of the shelter by providing pet owners access to resources

 

Minimum Time Requirement:

  • Once a month: 3 hour shifts
  • **Hours of operation are Tuesdays 1-4pm**

 

Learn More:

  • https://www.capitalhumanesociety.org/services-resources/pawsitive-impact-project.html

Special Event Volunteer

Objective:

Provide support at various special events hosted by CHS and others.

 

Duties:

Represent CHS and answer questions about various programs

Manage CHS booth and informational material

Set up/tear down of booth

Transport/handle adoptable animals attending events

 

Qualifications:

Work well with people and animals

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Reliable transportation

Must be able to take direction from staff regarding shelter protocols

 

Minimum Time Requirement:

No minimum time requirement.

          Volunteers can sign up for events they are available and interested in.

 

Training Requirement:

Basic orientation

Safe animal handling for events

 

Mission Statement

Capital Humane Society serves the community by sheltering homeless pets, advocating for animal welfare, and educating the public about responsible pet care.