Volunteer at Altoona PA Humane Society

You Can Make a Difference

Volunteers are a vital part of the CPHS team. Without them, we would not be able to perform many of the essential functions at our shelters.  CPHS is always looking for eager volunteers to assist with the shelter animals and everyday responsibilities of shelter life.

Whether you are interested in walking dogs, helping at events, or socializing cats, there is a place for you at CPHS. The animals are waiting for you…get started today!

Age Requirements

For the safety of our animals and volunteers, we do have age requirements for our volunteers.  Volunteers between the age of 10-16 must be accompanied by an adult and will have limited interaction with the shelter pets.

We do accept students to perform communtiy service hours for school, 9th grade and up.  A parent must accompany the student for community service.

How You Can Help

Dog Walking

Cage and Kennel Cleaning

Dog and Cat Socializing

Public Relations and Events Assistance

Office Assistance

Laundry and Dishes

Customer Service – Greeter

Digital Photography and Video (Website Photos & YouTube)

Groundskeeping and Maintenance

Pet Wellness Center: Office and Clerical Assistance

How To Get Started

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    Fill out and submit a volunteer application

    Applications are available online and at the Central PA Humane Society.

    CPHS Volunteer Packet

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    Review the volunteer manual.

    Volunteers should be familiar with the policies and procedures detailed in the manual.

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    Attend orientation.

    Orientation provides volunteers with information on CPHS and on working with our resident animals. Orientations are scheduled on a monthly basis. Please contact us for a schedule of upcoming orientations.

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    Need More Information?

    For more information contact Megan Sanchez, Volunteer Coordinator.  Phone: (814) 942-5402, Extension 102