It's National Volunteer Appreciation Week and everyone here at the Humane Society of Ventura County would like to give a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers both past and present who support us!
Our volunteers play a crucial role in fulfilling our mission of promoting the health, safety, welfare, compassionate care and protection of all animals in the Ventura County. Volunteers are dedicated members of our team that assist in all areas of our operation, such as helping with adoptions, fundraising, and giving the animals the love and structure they need to thrive. As a private, non-profit organization that does not receive funding from the government or national animal welfare organizations like HSUS or ASPCA, we depend on people who selflessly give their time to the animals and the programs that support them.
Yesterday the shelter hosted an appreciation luncheon to show our gratitude. "Our shelter is able to take care of the multitude of of animals that come through our doors because our volunteers are so dedicated to helping them find their forever homes," said Volunteer Coordinator Amanda Volden. Volunteers contribute to the shelter in a multitude of ways; dog and cat socializing, grounds work, office help, photography and videography, pet therapy, event help, yard checks, and more! On average our volunteers donate up to 700 hours per month, the equivalent of nearly 5 full time employees!!
Every month The Humane Society of Ventura County has close to 30 new volunteers who go through our training program. People from all over the county with a variety of background and skills donate their time to helping animals in need including after school clubs, adult care groups, and senior programs just to name a few.
If you are interested in learning more about our volunteer program please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Amanda Volden at [email protected].