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Become a Volunteer

Your volunteer service can literally save lives

BCHS has a small, dedicated staff that oversees the daily operations of our animal shelter.  We rely on our volunteers, who donate many talents, to help us provide the best care for the animals entrusted to us, to assist with our programs, to spread awareness of our mission, and to raise funds to support our organization.

Blog 9Why volunteer with BCHS?

  • Everything you do helps the animals in our care.
  • Work side-by side with people who share similar interests.
  • Get away from your daily grind.
  • Be involved in the community.
  • Learn new skills.
  • Relieve stress. Studies show that being with animals can lower your blood pressure.
  • No one will ever greet you the way a pet does!

We have volunteer positions for all talents and interests

Under 15? Check out our special Youth Volunteer opportunities.

Shelter Program (15 years and up)

  • Cat Care
  • Dog Walking/Dog Care (18 years and up)
  • General Kennel Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Grooming
  • Training
  • Maintenance

Offsite Adoptions

  • Petco – Bloomington
  • PetSmart – Greenwood
  • PetSmart – Martinsville
Committees and Other Work

  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Publicity
  • Fundraising
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Graphic Design
  • Writing/Editing
  • Social Media
  • Web Design



  • Spay/Neuter Day Help
  • Field Team
  • Trap-Neuter-Return
  • Education & Outreach

Special Events

  • Event Volunteer
  • Event Planner

Foster Care

…and More!

Volunteering is an amazing life experience I’ll never forget. Knowing the animal I helped may not have ever had a chance without me. I wish I could describe the feeling I get when I wave an animal I loved goodbye as its new adopters take it away. The friends I’ve made (furry or fellow human) have been unforgettable, the memories I’ve shared with them I hope I remember my whole life.
— Elley R., Volunteer

Cat of the Week - Vixen largeTo learn more, fill out an application online or at the shelter,
or call our Volunteer Coordinator at 812-391-2349.

Join the fun with the 100+ other people who volunteer for the BCHS