Volunteering with CCAS
Volunteers are welcome at the shelter. Because of the great work that our volunteers generously provide, we are able to give the care and attention the animals need. Please join us to help save our community dogs and cats. The times are flexible and there are many ways to help. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization.
With parents, teens can begin volunteering from the age of 14 years. At age 16 teens can volunteer by themselves by providing a signed release from parents/guardians.
The first step is to complete a Volunteer Application. Bring the completed application to a Volunteer Orientation:
First Saturday of every month at 3:00 p.m.
Third Friday of every month at 3:00 p.m.
There is a $5 fee at the Volunteer Orientation to cover the cost of materials.
Volunteer Orientations are held in the Shelter Conference Room and last about 75 minutes.
Are you interested in working with dogs and cats?
- Exercise and socialize the dogs in our outdoor park
- Socialize dogs and cats
- Giving each animal some one-on-one time
- Help clean up in the park area and outdoor dog runs
Are you creative?
- Help design posters and flyers for events and to highlight our animals
- Make our shelter look more attractive with seasonal decorations
Do you like working on the computer?
- Help update our records
- Help tell the story online of individual animals
Do you have other special skills?
- Photography - help show off our animals in photographs with a professional flare
- Marketing - develop new ideas for special adoption events or fundraising events
- Customer service - be an adoption counselor to help people find that perfect match at the shelter
- Grooming - help each animal put its best foot forward
- Fundraising - do you like to organize special events
Foster Care Program
Providing a temporary foster home for a shelter animal is fun, rewarding and it saves lives. The foster program is designed to give puppies and kittens a chance to grow up in a loving environment where they learn to comfortably interact with people and other animals. Foster homes also provide dogs or cats who have become stressed from being in the shelter an opportunity to live in a home environment where their personalities can blossom.
If you and your family would like to help a puppy, kitten, dog or cat by giving it a foster home, email Stephanie, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com or call 208-455-5920 to leave a message for Stephanie so she can call you back.
If you are interested in being a foster family, complete the Foster Care Application and bring the application to one of the Volunteer Orientations listed above. If you have questions, please contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Volunteer Needs
- Exercising and socializing animals: Get some exercise and help a dog at the same time! Our dogs need a break from their cages to stay happy and healthy and to get some fresh air.
- Cleaning and grooming
- Clerical tasks: We need help with clerical tasks such as record-keeping and data entry.
- Educational outreach
- Artwork and posters: If you have a creative flair, we need you for publicity projects! For example, we have "Pet Boards" at local stores such as Walmart, featuring adoptable CCAS animals.
For more information on volunteering, contact Paulina at email@example.com.