West Columbia Gorge Humane Society is an organization which runs mainly through the efforts of volunteers—people who give their time and hearts to support and help our mission. Individuals and families willing to give a few hours will find their skills and talents make a huge difference.

How to volunteer

To join our team, please complete the Application Packet and review/sign the Handbook below. Completed applications can be brought to Volunteer Orientation sessions or emailed to volunteer@wcghs.org.

Volunteer Application Packet

Volunteer Handbook

All volunteers are asked to attend a one-hour orientation to learn more about our organization as well as current volunteer openings and organizational needs. Orientation sessions will be held the first Wednesday of October and November 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Vancouver Police Department East Precinct Community Room, 520 SE 155th Ave (at corner of Mill Plain) in Vancouver. We will not be holding a session in December. Please email volunteer@wcghs.org to RSVP.  (Feel free to park in the reserved parking spaces after hours)

Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at Orientation and also at all volunteer activities.  In addition, you must be at least 18 years old to work with our shelter dogs.  Minors are able to work with our shelter cats.

Once you have attended a Volunteer Orientation session and completed the necessary paperwork, our Volunteer Committee will contact you to schedule you for the tasks that you are interested in.

Please see our events calendar for the date of our next Volunteer Orientation session.  No pre-registration is necessary. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with West Columbia Gorge Humane Society to help the animals in our care!

Attention Students:  We do not have 8th Grade and Junior School Project positions, thank you for your interest.