Animal Shelter Volunteer FAQ’s

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A: Individuals ages 12 to 15 may volunteer with a New Hampshire Youth Work Certificate, and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian that has also completed all of the necessary requirements to be a volunteer and is at least 21 years old.

Volunteering at the Conway Area Humane Society is fun, and it improves the lives of the animals in our care. If you have some time to give and you want to help animals, we have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! CAHS is committed to providing each volunteer with a rewarding and productive experience. Thank you for thinking about joining our volunteer team.

There are a wide range of volunteer positions ranging from direct animal care to administration to events and fundraising. All volunteers should expect to work with CAHS staff, other volunteers and members of the public as well as animals. We work carefully to match your skills and interests with the needs of the shelter.

The Process

The first step in becoming a volunteer is to view & print our  Volunteer Application and our Liability Waiver

You can return it to us by:
Mail to: P.O. Box 260, Conway, NH 03818
Drop off at the shelter at 223 East Main Street, Conway, NH
Email: [email protected]

You will be contacted (via email or phone) after your application has been received and reviewed. Next, our volunteer coordinator will interview you and contact your references.  After that, you will do a new volunteer orientation before shadowing an existing volunteer or staff member in the role(s) you are interested in.

We do require at least a three month time commitment so that we can make the most of your time and the training we will give you.

Please understand that we may not have a position for every applicant.

If you are a child interested in volunteering, please have your parent call our volunteer coordinator at 603.447.5955.

Yes, volunteer hours may be used to fulfill volunteer requirements. We require a three month time commitment from all of our volunteer positions. If your school requirement is less than three months, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator  at (603) 447-5955 or email [email protected]

There may be times when we are in need of help from a group for projects on-site such as yard work or landscaping or other one time projects as needed. If something like this interests you, please email us at [email protected] to discuss project availability. Small groups may consider other off site ways to help such as organizing a donation drive, toy drive, or adoption promotion.

The Conway Area Humane Society is in need of volunteers on the weekends from 8am to 4pm.

Although we do strongly encourage applicants to commit to two hours each week, we do offer monthly opportunities for individuals who are unable to commit to a regular schedule.

More questions? Call our volunteer coordinator  at (603) 447-5955 or email [email protected]

Conway Shelter Volunteer w/puppy
Conway Shelter Volunteer w/cat