Animal Shelter Volunteer Opportunities

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Direct Animal Care: dog walking, enrichment and socialization of cats or dogs, grooming animals, transport assistance

Vet Assistance: assistance during spay/neuters, vaccinations, exams and other veterinary care

Transportation: driving animals that needs to go to a vet or other shelter and transport driving

Foster care: temporary homes for animals in the care of CAHS

Cleaning: cleaning dog kennels and cat cages, scooping poop outside, cleaning building itself

Laundry and Dishes: washing and folding animal bedding and towels, washing food bowls

Maintaining Dog Park: ensuring that the dog park stays safe and clean

Grant Writer: researches and applies for grants under the supervision of the ED

Special Events Committee: helps to plan, procure donations for and run special events

Educational Outreach Committee: presents educational programs to schools, clubs and camps, tables at community events and writes articles for the newspaper, website and blog

Marketing Committee: writes press releases for the newspaper, social media posts, graphic design, etc

Adoption Assistance: photographs and writes descriptions of animals up for adoption, takes animals into the community for exposure and increased adoption chances

Handyman/woman: assistance with maintenance and repair of CAHS facility/property

Dump Runner: makes weekly trips to the dump for shelter

Office Work: data entry, filing, writing thank you notes, mailings, etc

Greeter: welcomes visitors to the shelter and orients them to the facility/adoption process

Item Procurement: obtains donations of items needed for the shelter/animals

Landscaping/Gardening: designing, installing and maintaining the shelter grounds

Volunteers must be 18 unless approved otherwise. If you are 11 or younger, you may become a volunteer in our Fuzzy Tails Reading Club.  Please have your parent email the Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]

For more information contact: 603.447.5955 or email

The Process: The first step in becoming a volunteer is to view & print or download and fill out the fillable PDFs below.
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.

Conway Shelter Volunteer holding puppy
Conway Shelter Volunteer cat