Volunteers are the heart of rescue! We can't do this alone. Please complete a survey so we can review your availability and interests. There is something for everyone. We provide guidance and we'll be with you through each step.
CHAAMP has a volunteer process that includes taking FREE online “Shelter and Rescue Training – Canine” course before volunteering. Send us a screen shot or a copy of your certificate of completion. You will need to set up an account with Maddie's Fund. When completing registration, for Job Title enter “Volunteer” and for Role select “Shelter or Rescue Volunteer”. You can check “No” for HASS Project and select “Rescue Organization – No Gov Contract” for organization type. This training is required to show you how we handle and approach the Malamutes in our rescue. We want to set you and the Malamutes up for success.
We also ask that you please review dog body language resources on our website. Your time is precious, and we thank you for your big heart and interest in volunteering.
Other Volunteer Learning Opportunities
It is important that we make continued learning a priority when working with rescue. The CHAAMP Board does their best to learn and grow so we can do our best for the rescue. We welcome you to join us!
This is not required but we highly recommend that you take the Fear Free Shelter Program to gain knowledge on how to "listen" with our eyes to hear what the dogs are saying. Being heard is so important and it will help the emotional well-being of the Malamutes. Registration is FREE.
Shelter Playgroup Alliance
The Shelter Playgroup Alliance (SPA) has amazing resources and a YouTube channel. Please read the Inter-Dog Playgroup Guidelines You will be surprised that not all dogs want to play with other dogs. Familiarize yourself with the Foster & Adopter Resources tab, which has free resources. Mimi has taken several courses from SPA and each time has learned so much!
Shelter Behavior Hub
Mimi enrolled in Trish McMillan's Shelter and Behavior Mentorship and learned so much! We are working towards implementing and updating our practices. We would love to have volunteers learn with us. We do our best to stay on top of the latest dog training industry updates.
Spending time with the Malamutes
Volunteers are needed to walk and spend time with the Malamutes, help us make videos, take photos, clean the kennel, accompany us so we can bring Malamutes to events and fundraisers. We hope to start talent shows to help get our Malamutes adopted while teaching them fun tricks and manners. Can you help?
R+ Rewards Based Trainers
We welcome dog professionals who wish to donate their time and talents. If you need hours to fulfill your Training Log hours, we would love to have you work with our Malamutes.
If you are good with carpentry, we can use your talents to help with ongoing projects. Or if you wish to support by lending a hand, no experience is required, and we are thankful for your help.
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If you are an experienced photographer, we would truly be grateful if you could donate your time to provide tips and help us photograph the Malamutes so we can get them adopted. Please contact email@example.com