Animal Connection

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Program Description

The Animal Connections Program provides volunteers with the

opportunity to support our local animal shelters, Butte Humane Society and Chico Animal Shelter.

Butte Humane Society: Volunteers will help with socialization and enrichment projects for our animals as well as necessary day to day needs like laundry and dishes in order to provide our animals with clean resources to keep them healthy. Volunteers will assist with dog walking, cat socialization, dishes, laundry, animal enrichment, admin work, special events, etc.

  • Location and Transportation:
    13391 Garner Lane (6.3 miles from campus car required)
  • Days/Times:
    Typical volunteer hours are M-F 11am-5pm, Sat & Sun 11am-4pm.
    Additional early morning opportunities are available weekdays at 7:15am.
  • Requirements:
    Onsite training required prior to volunteering

Chico Animal Shelter: Volunteers assist the shelters with a variety of tasks including, but not limited too: cleaning, laundry, dishes, animal enrichment, and supporting the shelter with any additional tasks as needed. Volunteers gain hands-on experience about non-profit operations of an animal facility.

  • Location of Programs:
    2579 Fair Street (2.4 miles from campus car recommended)
  • Days/Times:
    7 days a week, 1:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-5:00pm. Shifts are in 1-hour increments.
  • Requirements:
    Must be 18 years or older to volunteer at Chico Animal Shelter