Become a Volunteer

Support our mission & be a voice for animals in need.

No prior experience or animal expertise required.

With many ways to volunteer — including socializing with pets, fostering an animal, supporting our outreach programs, helping to provide a clean and safe environment, and providing office/clerical support — you can play an essential role in supporting the needs of the animals while they search for their forever homes.

Our volunteer opportunities offer a variety of times throughout the day that allow you the flexibility to volunteer around your schedule — seven days per week between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, including service-learning students, community service projects, and youth volunteers.

Submit your Application

Simply complete the application, and you can be an integral part of the amazingly large group of volunteers it takes to assist us in advocating and guiding our efforts to support the betterment of those animals in need. The volunteer process is quick and easy. It takes just a few minutes to complete the application.

Submit application

Ways to Get Involved

  • Shelter or Kennel Greeter
  • Housekeeping Helper
  • Small Animal Handler
  • Dog Walkers and Socializers
  • Groundskeeper/Maintenance
  • Morning Kennel Assistants
  • Mailings, Fundraisers and Education Events
  • Laundry and Dishwashers
  • Oakwood Mall Volunteers
  • Foster Parents
  • Pet Therapy Volunteers
  • Office and Outreach Assistants
  • Group Volunteer Days
  • Agriculture Caretakers (when applicable)

Join a Committee!

Event Committees

ECCHA puts on several fundraising events throughout the year, including our Fido and Friends 5K, The Cat’s Meow Fundraising Gala, Purse for Paws, and Annual Santa Paws sale. Want to get involved? We need crafters, planners, runners, prize wranglers and everything in between! Email to tell us your special skill(s) and see how you can get involved.

Education Committee

The Education Committee was developed to increase awareness of animal welfare issues in addition to promoting ECCHA’s mission and goals. The committee will meet as often as necessary to develop, implement and monitor education programs. The committee focuses on marketing initiatives, community outreach and events.
For more information, contact Addie at

Volunteer Application Form

Submit an application

Contact Volunteer Coordinator

Name: Tracey Newhouse
Phone: (715) 839-4747, ext. 1024


Check out our list of frequently asked questions. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, please reach out to us.
What happens after I submit my volunteer application?

Once the application process is completed and reviewed, you will receive an email invite to sign up for an hour of online orientation, which is required for all volunteers. There is a small orientation fee of $20 that helps support the training and needs of volunteers and includes a volunteer t-shirt.

During the orientation, volunteers learn about the humane association, our policies and procedures, as well as the programs you can get involved with.

Do I have to work with the animals as a volunteer?
No! Volunteers are needed in all areas. Including laundry, dishes, data entry, office work, events and more!
Can kids volunteer?

Volunteers under the age of 18 will require consent from a parent/legal guardian. Any volunteers ages 10-15 must also be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian or an adult who has completed the required online orientation. Volunteers under the age of 10 are reviewed on a case-by-case basis to ensure the safety of those children volunteering.

Contact Us

Whether you’re looking to adopt, volunteer or simply want to chat about your love for animals, we’re all ears (and paws). Contact us today!

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