Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. We are always looking for responsible and dedicated people who love animals and want to be involved in the community. In order to lend a paw, Helping Hands Humane Society requires that volunteers...
1. Be at least 10 years old (must be accompanied by a parent at all times.) Ages 16 and up may volunteer on their own.
*Note: Children under the age of 10 are not allowed to participate in volunteering
at the shelter, offsite or special events. No exceptions will be made. We encourage those interested to please look into our Foster Care Program, Project Ideas, Volunteering at Home or Wish List collection. Thank you.
2. Complete and submit a volunteer application.
3. Attend a volunteer orientation.
*Breakdown: (one hour total)
-30 minutes class session
-30 minutes walk-through and tour with mentors
4. Complete 3 hours with a volunteer mentor.
5. Complete 12 hours of unsupervised cleaning.
6. Complete an Animal Handling Course. (45 min)
7. Continuing Education Courses. Volunteers are required to maintain their volunteer skills by attending 2 continuing education courses a year. Classes will have valuable information for volunteers and will be offered monthly at HHHS.
*Note: This is a yearly requirement and does not need to be completed before general volunteering occurs.
This completes the orientation process. Volunteers are able to maintain their own schedules and are not required to donate a specific amount of time each week/month. However if you have received specialized training beyond orientation you may be scheduled to work a specific shift.
Jayme, and other volunteer mentors will be available to help you get started as a volunteer. We want to make your volunteer experience one that you and our pets will enjoy.
Orientation is held the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the shelter. Any person under 18 years of age MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to orientation. After orientation the applicant is free to sign up for Animal Handling.
At orientation, volunteers will learn about the different opportunities available, the benefits of volunteering and what to expect as a volunteer. You are encouraged to bring family members who will be helping you so that they understand your family’s commitment. Invite a friend or a neighbor who shares your desire to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals.