Volunteer Opportunities



Volunteer Positions & Descriptions

We welcome volunteer applications for all positions, but these are the areas where we need the most help! If you are interested in one of these roles, please note the position name under the “additional skills, training, interests, or hobbies” field on our application.

Cat Care Assistant
Come take care of the kitties at Chesapeake Humane Society! Our kitty keepers provide full service care to the fine felines who are available for adoption in our cattery. We’ll provide a specialized training on how we clean, feed, groom, and socialize. Shifts are available Monday- Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Adoption Team
We are currently seeking volunteers to help with adoption counseling in our on-site cattery and at off-site events! The Adoption Team works with potential adopters to help them select the best pet for their home, so previous experience working with animals and a willingness to get to know new people is preferred.

Foster Care Team
Foster Care parents offer a lifeline for underage, sick or injured animals who need some TLC before they can be adopted. With the love and care of devoted foster parents, these otherwise wonderful pets are given a second chance for life. Responsibilities include allowing the pet to live with you, transporting the pet to adoption events, and providing full-service care until they are ready for adoption. Click here for the Foster Care Program application.

Pet Bank Team
Set your own schedule! We are looking for folks who are willing to identify new businesses in the area that will host a pet bank at their location. If you find a new spot for a bank, you may collect from that location on a monthly basis or we can identify another volunteer to collect. Your find, your choice!

Green Thumb Team
Aren’t afraid of getting a little dirty? Join our Green Thumb Team in making CHS a more beautiful place! We need seasonal assistance with planting and maintenance of our flower beds and gardens. Duties include weeding, planting, watering, and pruning.

Events Team
The Events Team includes some of our most important volunteers! We rely on this team to help with community and fundraising events, such as Bark in the Park, the Chesapeake Jubilee, and other events hosted by outside organizations or businesses. Tasks may include distributing promotional materials, taking pictures, selling tickets, manning adoption and education tables, and assisting with set-up/break-down. This is a great opportunity for volunteers who can’t commit to a regular schedule! Some events that our Events Team volunteers make possible include:

  • Bark in the Park (third weekend in October)
  • 5K & 1-Mile Doggy Dash (first weekend in May)
  • Restaurant Fundraisers
  • Raffle Ticket Sales
  • Community Yard Sales

Bark in the Park Committee
This is a high-responsibility position! Volunteers participate in a strategic planning committee that plans for our flagship fundraiser, Bark in the Park. Tasks include selling sponsorships, creating ads, coordinating event logistics, recruiting exhibitors, and developing entertainment. Business skills in the areas of marketing, accounting, advertising, selling, project management and/or connections to the community are required. This is a great resume-builder for young professionals. Contact events@chesapeakehumane.org for more details.



Ready to get started? Complete our volunteer application by clicking here!