Be a Volunteer and Feel the Love.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at VCHS. To start, please call the shelter at 608-637-6955 to get an application mailed to you that you later return OR stop by the shelter at 1150 Nelson Parkway, Viroqua, WI, and fill out a volunteer application form. For driving directions, click here. You can also send us an email at if you have questions. Please allow 24-48 hours for a reply.

We ask all volunteers to attend a quick volunteer orientation prior to volunteering. Our youth volunteers under the age of 18 must attend orientation with a legal guardian/parent. Youth volunteers 16 and older may then volunteer without supervision. Those under 16 must volunteer with their guardian or a responsible adult volunteer partner.

Orientations are held a few times per month and registration is needed. Each orientation last between 30-60 minutes based on the size of the group. Please call our office or stop in to reserve a seat at the next orientation!

For reference, our volunteer materials are posted here.


A HUGE thank you to Viroqua public schools for donating our cat name tags! These are being used and are a great addition to our public knowing the names of all our cats on the adoption floor.

Joanne, Iris, and Elsa writing the cat names on the donated cat name tags.


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John, Matt, Shawn and Ryan putting the fence back up after the cement was poured.

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Joanne, Iris, and Elsa cleaning tires so they can be painted and put up for our cats to play with.

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Jeanne walking dogs.

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