Become a Volunteer

Your Help Makes a Difference to a Homeless Animal


RVHS has a small, dedicated staff that oversees the daily operations of our animal shelter.  We rely on our volunteers, who donate many talents, to help us provide the best care for the animals entrusted to us, to assist with our programs, to spread awareness of our mission, and to raise funds to support our organization.

Why volunteer with RVHS?

  • Everything you do helps the animals in our care
  • Work side-by side with people who share similar interests
  • Get away from your daily grind
  • Be involved in the community
  • Learn new skills
  • Relieve stress – studies show that being with animals can lower your blood pressure
  • No one will ever greet you the way a pet does!

To get started, fill out an application online.*

Once submitted, we will email you with our next orientation date and you will RSVP if the upcoming orientation date works for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

*If you are interested in foster care, please email our Foster Team directly at since there is a different process to get volunteers registered as fosters. Thank you!*

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We have volunteer positions for all talents and interests.
Get detailed information for all of our volunteer positions here!

Shelter Cat & Dog Care

  • Dog Walking/Dog Grooming/Socialization
  • Office Assistant
  • Cat Grooming/Socialization
  • Training
  • Maintenance

Foster Care

Committees and Other Work

  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Publicity
  • Fundraising
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Graphic Design
  • Grant Writing
  • Social Media

Community Programs

  • Spay/Neuter Voucher Day Help


  • Event Volunteer
  • Event Planner
  • Grower’s Market

Thrift Store

  • Sales Associate

…and More!