MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS Click on the link, then put your cursor on the photo to find their name and description of how they volunteer to help the shelter.
The animals need you.
They need your time, they need your talents and they need the special energy you bring to help them as they make their way from homeless or abandoned animals to being placed in loving adoptive homes.
Volunteers are the backbone of RCHS and we need your help! As little as two or three hours a week of your time will make a huge difference in the lives of animals in our care.
There are many ways to volunteer. Please consider becoming a “Volunteer” to the animals who need you.
Walking & Socialization Volunteer—Come spend time with dogs at the shelter who can spend upwards of 20 hours each day in their kennel. Take them for a walk, pet or socialize them, teach them basic obedience through positive reinforcement, play ball with them in the yard or simply let them be with you. The time you give lessens the time they spend alone in their kennels and helps make them more adoptable. Requires some experience with dogs and a lot of patience.
Kennel Volunteer—Help keep the dogs at the shelter clean and comfortable by cleaning kennels, feeding dogs, filling water dishes, washing dog bowls, doing laundry and helping to keep the shelter as clean and inviting as possible. A great way to get exercise and help the dogs at the same time.
Adoption Volunteer—Help place dogs into loving adoptive homes. Act as an Adoption Counselor at the shelter or take adoptable dogs to weekly off-site “Adopt-a-Dog” Events in the community. A great way for outgoing people to complete the mission of putting people and pets together. Requires some training in adoption procedures and assessing fit between pets and prospective adopters, as well as strong people skills.
Transportation Volunteer—Transport dogs for medical or spay/neuter appointments, take dogs to special events or transport dogs to other shelters when RCHS is at capacity (you will literally be saving lives by driving dogs to another shelter). Great for people who love to drive. RCHS provides the vehicle for transport and/or gas money if you use your own vehicle.
Fundraising Volunteer—Serve on the RCHS fundraising committee to develop and execute activities to raise much needed funds. Great for creative, entrepreneurial types or those with strong social and/or networking skills.
Community Outreach Volunteer—Serve as the ‘face’ of RCHS by going into the schools to speak to children about the care of animals and stopping animal neglect/abuse, speaking to interested community groups and acting as tour guide for groups such as Girl Scout troops coming to the shelter. Requires good presentation and public speaking skills and people who enjoy working with children and the general public.
Other needed Volunteers
Office Volunteer—to answer phones, help with administrative duties, maintain records on dogs, etc.
Grooming Volunteer—to help get dogs groomed & cleaned for adoptions (some experience required)
You-Name-It Volunteer—we can use help in so many areas. Even if you can’t come to the shelter, volunteer your particular skill or talent. Please let us know how you can help and we will gladly welcome it!
Please fill out a Volunteer Application or contact the Shelter at (618) 443-3363 to speak to the Volunteer Coordinator. Please help—the dogs need you and the special talents you can bring.
Please fill out our online application to be considered as a volunteer for the Randolph County Humane Society. The animals need you!
We also offer a "Day Volunteer" where you add your name to the list and when we need help we call you for help with things like helping out at the events, baking for the bake sales, etc. If this sounds more like your interest level in volunteering, then fill out our online volunteer contact us form here: