Volunteer To Help

Volunteers Keep Us Going

CHS can use your help. Put in a little time or a lot – it all adds up to make life better for companion animals and people in Calaveras County.


If You're Interested

Volunteer Interest
Please use this form to let us know you'd like to volunteer.

Note: Due to COVID, we are currently unable to hold orientations for some volunteer positions. You may use this form to let us know that you're interested in attending an orientation in the future. Unfortunately, at this time we don't know when that might happen.

Thank you for your desire to help!

There Are Many Ways To Get Involved

Volunteers Needed At Angels Camp Office

Seeking office volunteers for answering phones, light computer work, and greeting visitors at our Angels Camp adoption center.

Shifts available: Wednesdays from 2-5, Fridays from 11-2 or 2-5, or Saturdays from 2-5. Weekly commitment to one shift required.

Work alongside our staff in a sometimes fast-paced but very upbeat environment!

Foster Homes

One of the key elements of our adoption and placement program for pets is the foster program. This program gives homeless pets a safe haven and loving care while we search for the best permanent home for each one.

Volunteers are given direction and support from the Calaveras Humane Society foster leaders. Food, crates if needed, and medical care are paid for by the Humane Society. In return, foster families agree to follow the program guidelines in caring for and helping to place the animal.

If you’re interested, please use the sign up form to send us a message.

Volunteers care for pets awaiting adoption who have special needs, for instance, kittens too young to be adopted or pets recovering from an illness or injury.

Animals are housed in the homes of volunteers

Supplies and veterinary care are paid for by the Calaveras Humane Society

Animals stay in a volunteer’s home until they are ready for adoption

Volunteers observe the personalities and needs of the pets in their care to help us place them in the most suitable homes

Be Spontaneous

Be Spontaneous

Would you love to help but you have limited time? We send out email alerts when we need volunteers for a specific event. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date on the latest information.

Feral Feline Program

Our Feral Feline Program is no longer available.

From 2014 until 2020, the Calaveras Humane Society’s Feral Feline Program practiced Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR), a humane and effective way to reduce the number of feral and stray cats in the community.

Thousands of feral cats in Calaveras County were spayed and neutered through our program. Sadly, budget constraints have required us to discontinue the program at this time.

Motherlode Feral Cat Alliance is a newly-established group dedicated to helping feral cats in our community. You can contact them by phone at (209) 897-1400 or by email at [email protected].