Volunteering at RCHS!

Due to COVID-19, our Volunteer Program is on hold.  Thank you for your understanding.  

Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time and supporting RCHS!  Volunteers are a very important part of our team and the health and well-being of the animals that come and go through our shelter.  As an RCHS volunteer you will make a difference!


  • Children 14 and 15 years of age may volunteer with a parent or guardian; the parent or guardian will also need to fill out an application, attend the orientation and training.
  • A volunteer 16 years of age will be able to walk dogs one-on-one after filling out a volunteer application, attending an orientation and training.
  • Community service (either school or court-mandated) opportunities may be accommodated within the time frame of submitting an application, attending orientation and training.  This is typically a 2-4 week process.  Then you would be able to earn hours.
  • All volunteers need to fill out an application, attend an orientation and training.

If you would like to volunteer, please fill out a Volunteer Application.  The volunteer coordinator will then contact you to schedule a time to come to the shelter for an orientation.  During the orientation you will be given a tour of the shelter and discuss what you would like to do as a volunteer.

Foster Care

We are always looking for families who are willing to open their home to orphaned, pregnant, newborn, injured, sick and under socialized cats that need a little extra time before going up for adoption.  Fostering is a rewarding experience while your support makes a tremendous difference in the lives of these animals!  If you are interested in becoming a foster parent please fill out the Foster Care Application and return it to Jessica.  Once it is received, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to set up an interview with you.

We hope you will join us as a volunteer at RCHS. Many of our volunteers have told us how rewarding the experience is and all of our animals tell us how much they appreciate the volunteers!