Be a Volunteer or Foster
Volunteers Save Lives!
Volunteers are desperately needed to help perform various office duties; answer phone calls, enter data into computer systems; assist with adoptions, clean litter boxes, crates and kennels, trim cats' nails, walk and train dogs, feed and brush and bathe animals, do laundry and more. Anyone interested in volunteering should call 618 664-4068 or come by our shelter office at 2510 South Elm Street in Greenville, Illinois.
Teenagers! Colleges like to see a variety of interests and volunteer work on your applications. Show your first choice schools you are big hearted and love animals. Show them you're responsible and dependable by volunteering at Bond County Humane Society's cat and dog shelters! You can absolutely list relevant skill-building volunteer work on most job applications!
Future & Aspiring Veterinarians, Vet Techs, Biology Majors, Public Relations Majors, Business Majors = Bond County Humane Society has volunteer positions for you and your career goals!
Retirees & Seniors! You might qualify to get paid to work at Bond County Humane Society! The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed, live in Bond County and have income of $14,363 per year or less for a family of one ($19,388 for a family of two) [#s as of March 2013]. Experience Works SCSEP is available at no cost to people who meet eligibility criteria.
The program provides paid community service assignments at local public and non-profit organizations, training, referral to needed services, and job search assistance. For more information call toll free 1-800-842-4982 or 217-923-5793 or visit www.experienceworks.org.
Join our membership and volunteer to serve as an officer!! We have great fun and make lifelong friendships while performing our mission to save adoptable pets and increase awareness for the welfare of pets in our communities. Open officer positions include: Treasurer, Vice President - Fundraising, Vice President - Grants, Vice President - Spay/Neuter Programs, Vice President - Volunteers, & Capital Campaign Chair.
In order for BCHS to fulfill its mission it takes a lot of effort on the part of many people. If you would like to start participating more actively, please do not hesitate any longer. Call or Email BCHS or come to one of our members meetings (1st Wednesdays 7:30pm at our conference room in our new Cat Shelter Building, 2510 South Elm Street. [Please watch our FACEBOOK page for changes or additional meeting notices].
We can't hardly wait to meet you and introduce you to the leadership team!
Adoption Assistants! We need 'em! If you're free 1 or 2 Saturdays a month, 14&up, a young retiree, or just love spending
time with dogs and cats, Call 618-664-4068 or email BCHS today! We leave Greenville at 9:20am every Saturday and drive our adoptable pets to PETCO
in Fairview Heights. We need adoption assistants to help unload and load up the van and help
care for the animals during the day. We get back to Greenville and are finished unloading around 5pm. If you live on the route, we can even pick you
up and drop you off again! It's fun and rewarding and a quick way to rack up those volunteer hours.
Anyone interested in helping on Saturdays can send us an email or phone us with how to contact you and talk about the details, or you can go ahead and fill out our Volunteer Application Form that you can email to email@example.com or drop off at the BCHS office.
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Fostering a dog or cat is, simply put, saving lives. When you become a foster parent, you volunteer to keep a homeless pet in your home temporarily until they go to a forever home or can be taken into our animal shelter. Sometimes a spare room is the only thing standing between a dog and euthanasia in an animal control facility. You can help Bond County become a no kill county!
Because BCHS does not yet have a large permanent shelter facility there is a great need in our community to have a network of foster homes available to take in adoptable animals prior to their placement in permanent homes. Many abandoned or stray animals are traumatized by the time they end up in the local animal control facility. And the chances of being adopted from such a facility are grim. But there's hope...
Fostering is a critical first step in helping a needy dog or cat to find a loving home. Foster parents provide temporary shelter and care for a BCHS dog or cat in need. Foster families transport their animals from vet appointments (vet care paid by BCHS), and may be asked to attend adoption activities with their foster animal. And of course, foster parents provide the loving attention their foster dog or cat so desperately needs.
While most foster placements are short term, foster families have the option to adopt their foster animal and make him or her a permanent part of the family if they wish. BCHS provides each foster family with the necessary food, collar, crate, and ID tag appropriate for their situation, as well as support and training to help solve behavioral issues that may arise. At this point BCHS has only a few homes available so, WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please fill out a Fostering Application today or call 618 664 4068 to learn more!
Get Application Form to Volunteer or Foster
If you are able to open your home to a foster cat or dog, please call BCHS to find out more information. We will send you an application to get you started. Call today or fill out the fostering online application and bring it by or email it to us. (if you cannot view .DOC documents, try this .PDF you can print and fill out instead!)
If you are unable to be a foster home but would like to volunteer your time or talent please call BCHS to find out how we can use your help or fill out the volunteer online application and bring it by or email it to us. (if you cannot view .DOC documents, try this .PDF you can print and fill out instead!)