Change lives when you volunteer at the Chautauqua County Humane Society. Volunteers are vital to the success of CCHS and our 2nd Chances Thrift Store! When you consider volunteering to help the animals at the CCHS, there are many ways that you can get involved (see below!)The benefits will be great to you and the animals. Children must be nine years or older and accompanied by an adult until the age of fifteen.   

if you have quesionts please contact the CCHS Manager of Volunteer Services Cassandra Ericsson at 665-2209 x210 or by email at cericsson@chqhumane.org.

Here are some of our most popular volunteer positions: 

Animal Care

Cat Socialization 

Dog Walking 

Fostering (Click to learn more about the CCHS Foster Program) 


2nd ChancesThrift Store Positions Including: Sorting, Stocking Shelves, Cleaning, Etc.

Click Here To Download A Printable Application 




Please Fill Out All Required Lines That Have An Asterisk *
Today's Date :
Name: *
Address: *
Address (2):
City: *
State: *
Zip: *
Home Phone: *
Cell Phone: *
Age: *
Birth Date: *
If under 18 years of age, name of parent/guardian:
A parent/guardian must fill out a volunteer application and come to orientation with all minors. :
Are you attending as part of a group? i.e. Aspire, Resource Center, Scouts:
How did you hear about the volunteer program:
Please share your skills and training:

Please list additional skills & training:
Please list any hobbies or extra curricular activities you enjoy:
Do you have any physical or psychological limitations or disabilities that might hinder you from participation in some activities: *

If yes, explain:
Emergency Contact Name: *
Emergency Contact Relationship: *
Emergency Contact Home Phone: *
Emergency contact work/cell phone number: *
How much time do you anticipate being able to volunteer: *

Please indicate days you expect to be able to volunteer: *
Please list up to four desired volunteer positions in order and your availability:
Please explain your interest in volunteering with the Chautauqua County Humane Society: *
As a Humane Society volunteer you are required to commit a minimum of four hours per month to CCHS, do you feel you are able to keep this commitment? : *

Do you have current or previous volunteering experience with animals or another organization: *

Are there any animals that you are uncomfortable working with (i.e. large dogs,etc): *

If yes, please explain:
Are you allergic to any animals or chemicals, quat, etc...: *

Have you ever been convicted of a crime : *

If yes, please explain:
Once submitted you will be notified of the next volunteer orientation by e-mail.