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Volunteers

Volunteers are key to the success of the Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven Society. We have approximately 60 active, but more are needed. Help us help them! Join this exciting community service.

Note: Volunteers under the age of 16 must have adult supervision.

For more information about any of the volunteer opportunities, please contact us.

Volunteer opportunities Highschool students

Do you need to complete your 100 hours of work or volunteer experience? Consider volunteering at the Safe Haven. There are many opportunities for you to help with:
  • Pet care & feeding
  • Playing with the cats
  • Yard maintenance and weeding
  • Cleaning
  • And more!

Feline Care

To volunteer for any of these positions, please contact us.

Arena Volunteers
Cleaning is done daily in the cat arena. As cats are adopted and, if they had an individual condo, cage, or basket assigned to them, it must be cleaned and prepared for any incoming cats. Litter boxes must be scooped throughout the day and blankets brushed daily. All food and water dishes are washed daily and topped up at the end of each day.

Grooming
Grooming is beneficial in two ways. Firstly, it makes the cat feel and look good, and secondly, it reinforces trust between cat and human. It may be necessary to clip nails. A cat that looks groomed will be more presentable for adoption.

Observation Areas
When cats first arrive at the Haven, they will be placed in the observation area depending on their condition. If the animal is ill on arrival, veterinary help will be obtained. Once a clean bill of health is given, the cat will then be transferred to the adoption section and slowly introduced to the rest of the cat population. If the cat needs to be isolated away from the rest of the cat population, then special attention is required in cleaning/disinfecting these areas.


Fundraising

We are a charitable, non-profit organization and, therefore, fundraising will be on-going and crucial to the success and daily operation of the Haven. There are numerous ways in which we can achieve this. Listed below are some fundraising strategies that you may be able to help with. New ideas are always welcome and the more people involved the better our chances for success. All money raised goes to the animals and the operation of the Haven.

To volunteer for any of these positions, please contact us. Your involvement could be as simple as manning a table handing out brochures!

Fundraising positions available
Maintenance

To volunteer for any of these positions, please contact us.

Indoor Maintenance
  • Painting
  • Minor repairs
  • Window cleaning
Outdoor Maintenance
  • Mowing and watering lawn
  • Weeding and watering flower gardens
  • Cleaning exterior doors and windows
  • Painting and minor repairs as needed
Cleaning Materials Needed
  • Clumping litter
  • Liquid laundry soap
  • Fabric softener sheets
  • Dish soap
  • Bleach
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Wool blankets
  • Brooms
  • Dust pans
            

Adoptee profiles have been updated as of August 1, 2017!

We've spayed/neutered
174 dogs 4793 cats!

We've adopted out
1284 cats!
 
We're located in Chilliwack on 49843 Chilliwack Central Rd, open Weekdays & Sunday from 9 am to noon, and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.

Call, email, or visit us in person!
 
Donations can now be accepted through Canada Helps.

Thank you.

Donations can now be
accepted through PayPal.

Thank you.

 
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