Welcome to the Volunteer page of the Upper Credit Humane Society. The Society could not run without its volunteers and we are always looking for help! Whether you enjoy working with the animals, in our thrift shop or on a events team, we have something for everyone.
Our organization takes pride in our volunteers as they play a vital role in the lives of the animals that pass through our shelter. Volunteers can help an animal adjust to shelter life or prepare for life in a new home by simply dedicating their time. We rely on volunteers to provide our animals with patience, compassion and love. All volunteers will be expected to have a valid police check, completed within the past three years.
Individuals interested in helping with fundraising events are needed to join our Events Team! U.C.H.S. fundraising projects include our Motorcyle Run, Walk-A-Thon, Rabies Clinics, Golf Tournament and much more! Volunteers of all ages can get involved in some aspect of the events. All money raised from fundraising events go directly to help the animals in our shelter and in our community.
Occasionally at the shelter we have an adult dog or cat that could benefit from some extra TLC before they are adopted into their forever homes. If you think you have the time and love to give for an animal in need, please contact the shelter.
Animal Adoption/Office Assistant
Working alongside our Animal Care Supervisor, the Volunteer will assist in all required office duties including data entry of incoming animals, assisting with the public and general office duties. Must be computer literate and love animals. This position requires a minimum commitment of one shift per week, during regular business hours (approximately 4 hours per week).
Cleaning Kennels/Dog Walking
We are always looking for volunteers to help clean the dog and cat living areas and to help walk the dogs. Kennels are done seven-days-a-week, morning and evenings and so there are a variety of opportunities open to volunteers during the week.
Thrift Shop Volunteers
Complete a Volunteer Application Form available at our shelter and the thrift shop. Once we have received your application, you will be contacted to attend an orientation session. Come prepared to work!
Orientation sessions consist of a tour of the shelter, information regarding shelter practices and standards, and hands-on training under the supervision of a senior volunteer or shelter staff member. Individuals interested in helping in specific areas such as office help, thrift shop and fundraising, will also be provided with orientation in their area of interest. A description of the position and requirements will be discussed upon orientation.
Shelter volunteer hours are available Monday to Sunday a.m. and p.m. The morning shift is from 9 am to 1pm and the evening shift is from 6 pm to 9 pm. There is a minimum requirement of 1 hour per shift per volunteer.
Office hours are as follows:
Monday - Friday from 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm
Volunteers are needed to help plan and execute fundraising events as well as help on the day of the event. Fundraisers include Silent Auctions, the walkathon, and many others! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
If you are interested in volunteering with the Upper Credit Humane Society, please complete the Volunteer Application Form and return it to the Upper Credit Humane Society shelter or the Thrift Shop.
Contact us at 519-833-2287 or email@example.com if you have any further questions.