Individuals and families willing to dedicate a few hours a week or month will find their skills and talents make a huge difference to animals in need.
Current volunteer opportunities include:
Board Members: The Board of Directors is an all-volunteer board comprised of residents from the local community. Individuals who can bring specific expertise in key areas are needed to provide oversight and support of the organization’s activities. To apply, please visit the Board Recruitment page.
Shelter Cleaners: Light housekeeping including cleaning kennels, changing litter boxes, laundry, dishes, feeding, vacuuming and mopping.
Adoption Center Cleaners: Visit Petco and PetSmart locations where WCGHS offers pet adoptions to clean litter boxes, feed and visit with the cats on display.
Adoption Aides and Counselors: Meet with potential adopters and facilitate the adoption process.
Dog Walkers: Regularly walk the dogs. This is great exercise in a nice community park along the Columbia River and at the nearby Washougal Dog Park.
Foster Care: Foster caregivers help raise and socialize kittens and puppies in their private homes, and care for ‘special needs’ pets.
Transporters: Take animals to veterinarian appointments and back and forth to adoption centers and other adoption events.
Bedtime Check: Evening pet care. Litter boxes, food, water, and quiet socializing. Great family time where kids can learn the value of volunteer service in the community.
Phone and Data Entry Support: Answer calls about lost and found pets, adoptable pets, and basic shelter information. Help with record keeping.
Community and Special Events: Staff community and fund raising events, give education presentations, and run errands.
Fundraising: Do you have a special talent or skill that would be valuable to a special fund raising effort? Let us know how you would like to help.
Newsletter and Website: Contribute articles and help with other tasks needed to produce our newsletters and maintain our website. We also need help uploading information on our animals into national animal adoption website data bases.
Photographer: We are always in need of attractive photos or our cats and dogs to promote their adoption into permanent, loving homes.
Maintenance: Our dog and cat shelters always need odd jobs and minor maintenance help. Call us to find out how you can be handy. Sometimes big jobs, too.
Marketing: Help promote the work of the animal shelter. Encourage pet adoptions. Solicit involvement from local residents, businesses, and community organizations. Help raise money to care for the animals.