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NEW: Whether you're looking for regular community service hours or would like to volunteer at WCHS to complete court-ordered service, you can now apply online to be a WCHS volunteer!
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For any of our volunteers who enjoy working with the adoptable dogs, please visit Open Paw to learn more about training techniques our shelter staff and the WSU Behavior Club have begun to use. Thank you!
The Whitman County Humane Society is looking for volunteers to make a difference for the pets at our animal shelter. Every volunteer is a valuable asset. Our faithful volunteers donate an average of 225+ hours each month.
Do you love animals but can't have a pet of your own? Are you looking for valuable experience prior to seeking a career as a veterinary technician or a veterinarian? Or would you just like to have a positive impact on homeless pets? If you are 14 years of age or older, WCHS may be a great place for you to volunteer!
For the benefit of our staff and animals, we require a minimum commitment of 25 hours from both court-appointed and regular volunteers. Regular volunteers must commit to at least one WSU long semester (4 months). All volunteers must sign up for 2 hour shifts. If you cannot commit this amount of time, please consult with the WSU Center for Civic Engagement for short-term volunteer opportunities or apply to be a "special events volunteer."
You must complete an application and be approved before volunteering and/or before performing court-appointed community service. Applications may be e-mailed to the shelter or dropped off at the shelter during open hours. Our staff will review your application and contact you as soon as the shelter needs assistance. Your application will be kept on file if volunteer needs at the shelter are low.
After your application is approved, you must attend one training shift at the shelter (1340 Old Moscow Rd in Pullman). Training shifts are held every Sunday 8:30am-11am, 1-3:30 pm, or 3:30-5:30 pm except holidays. If you cannot commit to a Sunday training shift, limited training shifts are available weekdays from 8:30am-11am. Space is limited at each shift, so please call shelter staff at (509)332-3422 or e-mail email@example.com to reserve your space for training. Due to space and time constraints, WCHS unfortunately cannot accept walk-ins for training. Thank you for your understanding!
Volunteer duties include animal care, shelter cleaning and maintenance, cat and/or dog socialization, adoption counseling, and representing WCHS in the community. Animal care is our highest priority and need at WCHS. Other tasks may be performed by volunteers depending on each individual's experience and training.
We request that volunteers log their time on a sign-in sheet located at the shelter. Cumulative hours are recorded in the administrative office to facilitate documentation for grant applications and to verify individual contributions of time. Thank you for helping the homeless pets of Whitman County!