Looking for a job you really like and feel good about? Want to work in a compassionate and friendly environment? Then consider applying for a position with the Tri-County Humane Society. If you enjoy working with animals and people, this could be a job for you. If you’re a student, TCHS participates in most local work-study programs and has flexible scheduling as your class schedule changes.
Full time positions have a benefit package that contain, vacation, sick leave, wellness time, personal days, health insurance, and much more. The biggest benefit of all is knowing you have made a difference in the lives of many animals and people at the end of your work day. Who can put a price on that?
We continually collect applications for the basic part time shelter worker position and only contact people when there is a job opening.
Volunteers are essential to everything we do. Shelter volunteers as young as 10 years can volunteer alongside an adult companion or as young as 14 years on their own to provide hands-on animal care such as grooming, exercising, and keeping the animals company while they wait for their new homes, in addition to kennel cleaning, general housekeeping and assisting customers. Help is also needed beyond the doors of the shelter. Some other volunteer opportunities include off-site adoption events, photography and data entry for our website, yard work, building maintenance, newsletter mailings, fundraising events, grooming, humane education and pet visits at schools and daycares, senior care pet therapy visits, veterinary medicine, and the Board of Directors. Wherever your talents lie, TCHS would welcome your involvement!
One of our newest programs is for fostering cat/kittens until room opens up at the shelter. That would involve fostering the cats/kittens during peak periods (Summer to Fall) and returning them in Jan/Feb when there aren't as many cats up for adoption. We are also looking for people to be put on a list for situations where someone is being called to active military duty and can't find anyone to take care of their pet while they are gone.
We are also looking for homes to foster animals in disaster situations when people are without a place to stay such as if their house burns or they are evacuated for other reasons.
WHY BE A VOLUNTEER?
It’s not for the money,
it’s not for the fame
And it’s not for any personal gain.
It’s for the love of fellow man,
It’s just to lend a helping hand.
It’s just to give the tithe of self.
That’s something you can’t
but with wealth.
It’s not the medals worn with pride.
It’s just for that feeling deep inside.
It’s that reward
down in your heart.
It’s that feeling that you’ve been a part
Of helping others far and near,
That makes you a VOLUNTEER.