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You must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer alone. If not, a parent or legal guardian must accompany you at all times, or you must have a signed waiver absolving the GCHS of all personal responsibility and obligation.
Parents or legal guardian must also complete a volunteer application.
Volunteers are very important to the Grainger County Humane Society (GCHS). Whether you have an hour a week - or an hour a month - the GCHS relies on the assistance of caring, hardworking volunteers to help our animals find forever homes. The GCHS takes in about 600 animals each year and to continue our work, we need your help as a volunteer. Our organization offers volunteer opportunities within the Foster Care Program involving animals and other activities without animals. There are many, many ways you can be involved.
ANIMAL RELATED VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Walk foster dogs
Cuddle foster cats
Bathe and groom foster animals
Transport animals to local vet apointments
Transport animals to rescues
Take animals to Adopt-a-thon events
Take animals to nursing homes, hospitals for visitations
Foster animals in your home
NON-ANIMAL RELATED VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Writing and submitting applications for Grants
Help with special events - rummage sales, membership drives, fundraisers, etc
Set up and decorate for special events
Bake items or cook for our special events
Volunteer your handman services-inside repairs, cleaning, painting, fix-ups
Foster home maintenance - outside- mow grass, trim trees, trim shrubs
Legal preparatory work and follow up on abuse court cases
Offer your computer skills
Participate on a committee - education, fundraising, etc.
Help design and maintain our website