You can be a valuable asset to
the lives of these homeless cats and dogs. It is an excellent
life experience, and very much appreciated, whether it is an
hour a week, one day per week, or more.
We need quality volunteer personnel
who are dedicated, responsible, honorable, and who will provide
the service they commit to. We strive for pride of excellence
Not all volunteer activity involves
direct contact with the animals, but yet is vitally important
to help us provide a top quality sanctuary for them.
If you are interested in being
a part of our team, please contact our Office Manager during
our listed business hours.
Some of our
volunteer opportunities include:
We need dedicated, responsible
animal-loving people, with knowledge and empathy for both dogs
and cats, to be Rogue Valley Humane Society Representatives at
Medford's PetsMart store. This includes safe, enclosed transport
of animals to and from PetsMart in Medford, remaining on-site
for the day (Saturday), being available to provide available
info about them to those interested, handing out business cards,
directing people to look at our RVHS notebook maintained there.
This is a highly public representation of our sanctuary. Proper
manners with the public, gentle, secure handling of the animals,
safe driving record and habits, as well as the other above-mentioned
qualities, are required.
Customer Care/Front Desk
Front Office basic support for
when we get swamped! Please contact our Office Manager for specific
needs in this area.
Equipment & Maintenance
Cleaning cages, kennels, runs
People With Skills
If you are an electrician, plumber,
carpenter, handy man, landscaper etc who would like to donate
your talents for the betterment of our animals please let us
know. We really do need you!
Walking, playing with, and generally
giving dogs much-needed attention and positive human contact
to help them become more adoptable.
Gently soothe, comfort, and play
with cats to help them overcome the trauma of relocation transition
and to help ease them through their natural fear of unfamiliar
Feeding and Watering Dogs
It is vital to ensure that the
dogs have fresh water at least 2x daily in cleaned bowls. You
may volunteer to water dogs once or twice daily, with specific
days to be arranged with Volunteer Coordinator in charge. Feeding
schedule, arranged with Volunteer Coordinator in charge.
Performing minor repairs, painting,
tree/shrub planting and care, general grounds keeping. Our property
is looking better all the time, but we could use some help with
our flowers and plants. We also need some help planting the garden
around the Gary Mills Memorial Pavilion.
Download PDF file - Shelter
Thrift Store - Donations
and Volunteers Needed
The Rogue Valley Humane Society
operates a Thrift Store, located at 1169 Redwood Ave. We have
been successfully operating this store for many years. The income
is very important to the financial stability of the society.
This year the monthly income has been steadily rising. These
proceeds help pay for food, care and the labor to operate the
animal shelter. We do all this with a very small group of committed
At the present time we only have
a hand full of volunteers that are very dedicated and come in
rain or shine. The need for more volunteers is something we really
The public support with their
donations of usable items in good condition is much appreciated.
We thank you for your support. For additional information on
the Thrift Store, please call 955-3367.
2011 RVHS Thrift Store Discount Coupons
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Shop Volunteer Application
Empathy Education Development
We need people to assist in developing
and teaching such topics as Responsible Pet Ownership and Empathy
for Dogs and Cats, for schools and other community outlets.
Fund Raising Assistance
Fund raising is an ongoing need
of all nonprofit organizations. There is a lot of competition
for the donations people are able to make. We would appreciate
volunteers who are able to participate in this effort to raise
money for the cats and dogs. If you have a great idea and want
to run with it, let's get together. If you would like to participate
in one event a year, give us a call. If you are able serve on
committee, let's talk. The opportunities are boundless.
Animal lovers are needed to help
transport cats or dogs to the veterinarian when
they are ill or are going to be spayed or neutered. You will
be reimbursed for mileage so the only cost is your time and your
help frees up time for our Manager to focus on other areas. Volunteering
can be as little as 2 to 4 hours a week on the day[s) of your
choice. Pay us a visit - you will love being part of our team!!
Help is needed putting the newsletter
together. This year we were able to publish three issues and
in 2009 our goal is to publish four. Writers are needed to come
up with some good ideas and to report what is new and exciting
Everybody is good at something.
Your something, no matter how unimportant you may think it is,
can probably help our shelter and the animals find a good home.
If you love animals, contact the staff at the RVHS and offer
your help. You'll be surprised how useful you can be.
Download PDF file - Shelter