Companion Animal Volunteer Positions
All of our positions require:
- A six-month minimum commitment.
- One two-hour scheduled shift per week. Shift times vary by position with the majority occurring during our operating hours.
- Additional training as needed.
Wisconsin Humane Society has several volunteer opportunities
available and a variety of ways you can
make a difference in the lives of animals!
Our Companion Animal Program gives individuals the
opportunity to work hands-on with our cats, dogs,
rabbits and other small animals. This program
is based on a level system. All volunteers
start at Level I and remain
at this level for five weeks. The Level I phase
allows volunteers time to become comfortable
with our facility and staff while assisting with
various cleaning and maintenance duties.
After completing the
first five weeks and receiving the appropriate Level
II training, volunteers can then become a Dog
Walker, Dog Bather, Animal Care Assistant, or Cat
or Rabbit Socializer. This is the point where the
hands-on animal care begins.
From there, volunteers
interested in becoming "experts" can advance to
Level III to assist in
the Vet Services Department or socialize with cats
and dogs who need additional support prior to being
adopted. Advancement throughout the volunteer program
is based upon additional training that ensures the
volunteer is ready for greater responsibility in
Volunteers are a valuable
part of the lifesaving work being done every day
at the Wisconsin Humane Society! If you have questions,
or call our Volunteer Manager at (414) 431-6103.