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 email

Conway Shelter Volunteer holding puppy
Conway Shelter Volunteer cat