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Volunteering with the Cedar Valley Humane Society is an excellent way to make a positive difference for homeless animals. We always have opportunities for volunteers and have a variety of volunteer positions to choose. You’re assured of finding at least one that matches your skills and interests, whether its socializing dogs or cats, helping at a special event, providing a temporary foster home for a special needs animal, or small projects that can be completed at home.

Please Note: If you are looking to complete court mandated community service, please email following completion of Volunteer Application.

Become a Volunteer:

  1. Submit a Volunteer ApplicationA separate application must be submitted for each minor and adult volunteer.

  2. Attend an Orientation SessionYou will be emailed the orientation schedule once your application has been approved.

  3. Attend an Animal Handling Training SessionYou will sign up for this at orientation. Training sessions are usually within 1-2 weeks of orientation.

  4. Make a Difference! 

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer on their own.

  • Minors 8 to 15 years of age are welcome to volunteer, but must be accompanied by an adult volunteer at least 18 years of age, at all times. The adult volunteer will need to complete orientation and any subsequent training with their minor partner, prior to volunteering together.

  • To work with our animals, volunteers must physically be able to enter and exit the kennels in a safe manner and have the ability to understand and comprehend Cedar Valley Humane Society rules and policies for their own safety and the safety of the animals.

Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Transport

Dog and Cat Kennel Cleaning

Dog Walking

Dog Bathing

Cat Socializing

Foster Care Provider


Dog Trail Maintenance


Humane Educator

Pet Therapy Provider

Special Events Assistant

Photography Assistant

Public Events 

To learn more about CVHS volunteer opportunities, descriptions and qualifications required:

For questions please email Mallory at


If you are a current volunteer click below to login

High School and/or College Students:

In order to complete volunteer hours for a class or organization, you must complete an application, attend and orientation and one of the training sessions. Because orientations and training sessions are scheduled once a month we may not be able to accommodate if volunteer hours are needed on short notice.  If you have questions about what types of volunteer work you can do, please contact Mallory at

To learn more about volunteering at the Cedar Valley Humane Society, contact us at (319) 362-6288, or email

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