Ways you can help by volunteering at CHA Animal Shelter…

CHA Animal Shelter is a volunteer, nonprofit animal shelter dedicated to finding homes for homeless cats and dogs with responsible individuals. We rely on over 400 volunteers for their talent and generosity of their time to accomplish this goal. Below are some of the areas in which our volunteers provide much-needed help.

In-shelter work
We are currently looking for volunteers who can:


  • Plan and participate in fundraising functions
  • Contact businesses for donations of items or services
  • Spread the word to the public about our fundraising events!
  • Office work
  • Click HERE for our fundraising tips and toolkit


  • Perform adoption follow-ups
  • Filing and paperwork
  • Data entry for animal records into PetPoint
  • Help with special events at the shelter

CHA Animal Shelter has a foster program that allows our volunteers to house animals with special needs on a temporary basis in their homes. This program allows CHA pets to recover from medical conditions, grow to a healthy and adoptable age, or just get relief from the stress of the shelter in a caring environment. The Foster program is open to all CHA volunteers. If you are unable to volunteer regularly with CHA Animal Shelter but are interested in providing temporary care and shelter to animals in need, you can begin the process to become a foster parent by attending a brief training and orientation. For our foster application, click here! Please email your completed application to Foster@CHAAnimalShelter.org.

To become a CHA volunteer:

  1. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to work in the shelter.
  2. Volunteers between the ages of 14 and 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also a volunteer.
  3. Persons from 16 to 18 years of age may volunteer independently with signed consent of a parent or guardian.
  4. Adult volunteers are requested to not bring their young or non-volunteering children with them to the shelter when they are working.
  5. CHA does not honor court mandated volunteering.

Interested parties must participate in a volunteer orientation and training prior to beginning volunteer shifts.

Fill out the volunteer questionnaire to sign up for the next available volunteer orientation!

First Name*

Last Name*

Email Address*

Phone Number

What volunteer roles are you interested in? (Dogs, Cats, Administrative Tasks, Events, Fundraising, Photography)


You can also download & complete the Volunteer Application Agreement to print and bring with you to orientation.