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Do you love animals but can't have a pet of your own? Are you looking for valuable experience prior to seeking a career as a veterinary technician or a veterinarian? Or would you just like to have a positive impact on homeless pets? If you are 16 years of age or older, WCHS may be a great place for you to volunteer!

The Whitman County Humane Society is looking for volunteers to make a difference for the pets at our animal shelter. Every volunteer is a valuable asset. Our faithful volunteers donate an average of 225+ hours each month.

You must complete a WCHS Volunteer Application and be approved before volunteering or performing court-appointed community service. Applications may be completed online or dropped off at the shelter during open hours. Our staff will review your application and contact you within 24-48 hours.

After your application is approved, you must attend one volunteer orientation shift at the shelter (1340 Old Moscow Rd, Pullman). Training shifts are held every Sunday 9 - 11 am, 1 - 3 pm, or 3:30 - 5:30 pm, except for holidays. If you cannot commit to a Sunday training shift, limited training shifts are available weekdays from 9 - 11 am. Space is limited at each shift. Please call shelter staff at 509-332-3422 or email to reserve your space for training.

*Due to space and time constraints, WCHS, unfortunately, cannot always accept walk-ins for training. Thank you for your understanding!

Volunteer duties include animal care, shelter cleaning and maintenance, cat and/or dog socialization, and representing WCHS in the community. Animal care is our highest priority and need at WCHS. Other tasks may be performed by volunteers depending on each individual's experience and training.

We request that volunteers log their time on a sign-in sheet located at the shelter. Cumulative hours are recorded in the administrative office to facilitate documentation for grant applications and to verify individual contributions of time. Thank you for helping the homeless pets of Whitman County!

In addition to volunteer opportunities at the shelter, we also have the need for volunteers to help us plan and execute our fundraising events.  Events such as Fur Ball, Mutt Strutt, and Cruzin for Critters are important fundraisers for our organization.  There are various committees to choose from and you are guaranteed to have a great time!  If you are interested in volunteering on our event committees please check out our upcoming events page and contact the shelter staff at 509-332-3422 or email to inquire.  They can put you in touch with the committee chairs and get you started!