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Rutherford County Humane Society Volunteer Application
Please complete this application, print out a copy for yourself, then click on the Submit Form Button at the top of the form. We will get back to you ASAP.
However, if you would like to foster pets for us - (we desperately need fosters) please complete the Foster Pet Parent Application.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Rutherford County Humane Society (RCHS). We rely 100% on our compassionate, dedicated and hard-working volunteers. Volunteers are critical to the success of our mission which is to “significantly improve the lives of the unwanted and neglected animals in Rutherford County. Our volunteer support takes on a variety of forms. If you have an idea or talent that can aid in our mission, we welcome your input.
RCHS provides training for all volunteer positions, so having prior experience is not required. We are looking for volunteers who are:
• 18 years of age or older or at least 16 if volunteering alongside a parent or guardian.
• Willing to make a 3-month commitment of at least 3 hours per month.
• Able to work autonomously following appropriate training.
• Versatile and willing to step in occasionally outside your assigned areas depending on where the need is the greatest.
Upon completion of your volunteer application, we will get back to you within 48 hours. We may have additional questions based on your completed application to pinpoint your area of interest. We will then sign you up for our next monthly orientation.
For the safety of the animals and volunteers, all volunteers must attend an orientation and be trained in RCHS procedures. At orientation, you will receive basic information on animal behavior. It also allows time to learn about our mission, programs and procedures, ask questions, and to gain a thorough understanding of the many ways you can truly make a difference for the animals in our care.