Guest Blogger: Steve Burdo
For some people, volunteering is about giving. For CCAS volunteers, it's a way of living. Their daily acts of kindness and compassion, and their knowledge and experience of our department and the animals, make them real life superheroes who ensure that our furry friends are cared for, enriched and find loving homes every single day.
With wages in licks, wags and purrs, perks in the form of bringing smiles to people's faces who've found their match, and benefits including love and companionship - this is a CCAS volunteer's reward for volunteering with all their heart.
CCAS volunteer perform a broad range of important shelter jobs, including animal enrichment and socialization, adoption counseling, marketing, rescue group support, foster program support, management of CCAS’ Lost & Found program and the Sunday Mobile Adoption Team and much, much more. For a complete list of all of the volunteer opportunities we offer, please visit CCAS’ volunteer web page.
In addition to the important jobs they play at our shelters, CCAS volunteers provide our department with a strong connection to the communities we serve. Volunteers will often staff community events, represent CCAS and our animals at remote adoptions sites like Pet Food Express and network our animals available for adoption via their personal networks. Words cannot express the extreme gratitude we have for our volunteers, but we’re happy that our animals can provide them with additional licks, wags, purrs and rubs to help underscore our appreciation for everything they do.
So if you have some free time and a desire to help the animals in your community, please consider signing up as a CCAS volunteer. We offer bi-monthly volunteer orientations and our Volunteer Coordinator is always ready to bring on new people to help us serve the animals, people and our community. Whatever your time or talent, CCAS’ volunteer program has a place for you.
And if you're ever at one of our shelters, be sure to find a volunteer and thank them. Because without our volunteers, none of what we do would be possible.