Volunteer

Are you an animal lover looking for a meaningful volunteer experience?  Do you need to complete a certain amount of community service hours?  Here at the BCHS the primary difference between community service and volunteer lies in an outside obligation to complete a certain amount of service hours. This could be in relation to something court ordered as well as a school requirement. Community service typically involves cleaning and shelter upkeep such as mopping floors, washing dishes, and assisting the shelter employees with tasks like taking out the trash or keeping things organized. Community service associates may not have direct contact with the shelter animals.

Our volunteers support every area of the Butler County Humane Society.  You will make a tremendous difference in the lives of the animals in our care.  Help us work towards making a more humane community for all animals!   To download the volunteer application please click here!   Attending a volunteer orientation is the first step in becoming a volunteer here at the Butler County Humane Society.  Before anyone can start volunteering, they must attend this one time orientation.  Here you will learn the basics of being a volunteer, and will be trained in handling dogs or cats.  Space for each orientation is limited, so sign up today!

As a small non-profit organization, we at the Butler County Humane Society greatly value our dedicated volunteers.  In becoming a volunteer, you become part of our team, representing the BCHS to the general public and helping us in supporting the animals at the shelter.  Whether you work directly with the animals or assist with other tasks around the building, whatever you choose to do has a tremendously positive impact on our shelter and the animals.  We simply wouldn’t be able to do it all without you!

All new volunteers are required to participate in a volunteer orientation before they may start actively volunteering at the shelter.  Please keep an eye on our upcoming volunteer orientation for next exciting opportunity!

Age Guidelines:

  • All volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone over 21 years of age that has taken the volunteer orientation with you.
  • All volunteers under the age of eighteen must be at least 8 years old to volunteer at the shelter, and twelve years old to volunteer at events.

Volunteer Opportunities

Dog Companion:
Work one-on-one with the dogs to walk, socialize, and learn basic training commands.

Cat Companion:
Volunteers take the shelter cats out of the cages to provide exercise, grooming, and socialization.

Adoption Outreach:
Volunteers take animals to designated locations and promote the adoptions of these pets. They also distribute information about the shelter, collect donations, promote membership, and interact with the public.

Special events:
Volunteers attend special events, either on site or at various locations to promote the shelter and assist in collecting donations, and handling shelter animals ready for adoption.

Baked goods:
Volunteers bake cookies, brownies, and other refreshments, as well as dog treats for various fundraising events held throughout the year.

Sewing and craftmaking:
Volunteers make items such as dog scarves, pillows, ect. to sell at the shelter and at various events.

Girl Scouts/ Boy Scouts

We love working with our local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops! Schedule a tour for your troop to earn their badges and learn about BCHS!

How Can You Help?

  • Sell cookies at BCHS
  • Set up donation drives/drop boxes
  • Complete your Eagle Scout project at BCHS
  • Volunteer at BCHS
  • Volunteer at events for BCHS

Please contact our Marketing Coordinator, Debbie Aglio, at daglio@butlercountyhs.org to learn more!

Volunteering & Community Service Forms

Please fill out the form below and let us know which day you would like to attend volunteer orientation! Please know that there are limited spots available for each orientation, if you are not able to attend your orientation date, please email daglio@butlercountyhs.org.
Here at the BCHS the primary difference between community service and volunteer lies in an outside obligation to complete a certain amount of service hours. This could be in relation to something court ordered as well as a school requirement. Community service typically involves cleaning and shelter upkeep such as mopping floors, washing dishes, and assisting the shelter employees with tasks like taking out the trash or keeping things organized. Community service associates may not have direct contact with the shelter animals. Community service opportunities are currently available. If you need to perform community service and you are interested in doing it here at the shelter, please fill out the Community Service application below.