Caring for more than 1,500 animals every year is a huge job, and our staff simply couldn't do it all by themselves.
From direct animal care in the shelter to fundraisers and special events, there is a volunteer opportunity available for everyone. Every little thing you do in the life of one of our animals makes a big difference in his/ her quality of life. Together, we can make an animal's stay a comfortable and positive experience. And, in return, you get the satisfaction of knowing that you are improving the quality of life for many homeless, abused, or neglected animals.
If you love animals and are looking for a way to help the homeless pets in your area, please consider donating some of your time to Cocheco Valley Humane Society!
How You Can Get Started
In order to get started, you must complete and submit a volunteer application. You will need to read the information below in order to complete your application. Please read the application carefully and sign in all places. Applications that are not filled out correctly will be returned.
Please note that volunteer orientations take place every month but there may be a wait time between applying for the program and attending an orientation session. You must have a valid email address to apply to the volunteer program.
To request a copy of the application by email or traditional mail, call the Volunteer Coordinator at (603) 749-5322 ex. 113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can be mailed to CVHS at 262 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820 or faxed to 603-749-3484
Please review our volunteer policies and guidelines prior to applying to the volunteer program.
Our volunteer handbook is currently being updated. To see our current handbook, click here.
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