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.
To get started with volunteering in the shelter, we ask that each potential volunteer attend an orientation and then a follow-up training class before beginning their first shift. At this time, we have received an overwhelming response from our community and we have over 250 people who are scheduled to attend these classes over the next few months. We are extremely grateful for all who want to help the animals in our care.
While we work on scheduling and training everyone who has already expressed interest in volunteering with our animals, we are unable to schedule or waitlist any new applicants at this time. When we are able to schedule more volunteers to enter our program, we will list volunteer openings on this page so please feel free to check back periodically.
Examples of volunteer opportunities at CHA Animal Shelter are:
To become a CHA volunteer:
In the meantime, there are many other ways that you can help!
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.