Volunteer program is at capacity! Check back in spring of 2022!
Thanks to the MANY community members who signed up to volunteer during the pandemic, we will now be closing the volunteer program to new applicants until the spring of 2022. Thank you for your interest in volunteering and we encourage you to follow us on social media to keep up with the shelter!
If you are part of a group interested in volunteering, we encourage you to do so by coordinating offsite donation drives for the animals of CMHS! Please check out our online wishlist.
For any questions you might have, please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].


  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of their time at CMHS. 
  • Have an interest in helping animals become successful pets.
  • Have a mature and respectful attitude towards staff, the public and animal residents at all times.
  • Have a working email or other means of communication.
  • Complete the online orientation.
  • Support CMHS philosophies, policies and mission.

Questions? Contact our volunteer coordinator at [email protected] or 573 443 7387 ex. 211.

Please note:

*We cannot accommodate volunteers with criminal records that include felony drug offenses, any charges involved with theft, abuse or cruelty to animals.