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.

Volunteering is priceless!


Animal Related Volunteer Activities

  • Walk foster dogs
  • Cuddle foster cats
  • Bathe and groom foster animals
  • Transport animals to local vet appointments
  • Transport animals to other rescue organizations
  • Take animals to nursing homes, hospitals for visitations
  • Take animals to Adopt-a- thon events
  • Foster animals in your home

Non-Animal Related Volunteer Activities

  • 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 handyman services for inside repairs, cleaning, painting, and fix-ups
  • Foster home maintenance outside, mow grass, trim trees, trim shrubs
  • Writing and submitting applications for Grants
  • Legal preparatory work
  • Participate on an education committee or fundraising committee
  • Offer your computer skills
  • Help design and maintain our website

Volunteer Application

All Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult, abide by the foster/volunteer policy and procedures. It's as simple as completing a Volunteer Application online, mailing it to our address, or submitting it to a GCHS representative.

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