Volunteer FAQ's

How old must I be to volunteer?
You must be at least 18-years-old to volunteer.

If I am not yet 18-years-old, but want to help, what can I do?
You can participate in select volunteer activities with parental supervision.

I work Monday through Friday. Can I volunteer after work or on weekends?
There are many opportunities available for ‘off’ hours. However, the office is only open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 4 p.m.

What kind of commitment does C.H.A.M.P., Inc. require?
While we don't have a stated "minimum" time commitment, please understand that we are looking for individuals who will be active volunteers at CHAMP. In addition to your primary volunteer activity (therapy dog team, or puppy caregiver, for example) we also like to see you at our publicity and fund raising events (either as participants or helpers.) As a CHAMP volunteer, we need your support in helping our organization achieve its mission.

C.H.A.M.P., Inc. also has a mandatory two hour organization orientation. This may be completed on-line or in person at our office. This orientation is of course provided free of charge.

Can I complete my court ordered community service at C.H.A.M.P., Inc.?
If you are a juvenile offender through the St. Louis County, then yes, it is possible to complete community service hours with C.H.A.M.P., Inc.

I have a pet who I think would be a great therapy animal. What are my options?
Please check out FAQ's About Our Therapy Dog Program and How to Sign Up for Therapy Dog Class

How can I become a C.H.A.M.P., Inc. puppy raiser?
Please check out Raise a Puppy