*Changes are coming to our volunteer program! Thank you for your patience, please check back soon!
Be the change – become a volunteer.
You get to choose how you can help. We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available. Select what suits you…then join us – you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the difference you can make! Interested parties will need to submit a volunteer application, follow the link at the bottom of this page!
As a member of the HSMC volunteer team you can choose which area you’d like to specialize in! Select training to become a Cat Advocate, Dog Advocate, Small Animal Advocate or better yet, sign up for all three! The more hours you commit and experience you gather, the more specialized your volunteer opportunities become!
Interested Parties Should Consider Before Applying:
*Due to the amount of orientation/training we require for our volunteer positions, we ask for a 6 month commitment of 5 hours per month.
*Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Minors between 5-15 years may “volunteer” with a parent or guardian who is a registered volunteer. There should be one adult working with each child. *Minors between 16-17 years may volunteer within the building with the consent of a parent or guardian.
*Volunteers must be able to comprehend (either written or verbal) detailed policies and procedures as well as remember and follow all shelter rules. If a volunteer applicant is unable to understand and fulfill responsibilities independently, a parent, guardian or caregiver will be required to assist them as a registered volunteer.
*We do background checks (CCAP).
*If you are volunteering for your court ordered community service, you must notify HSMC when you apply. Court ordered community service will be addressed on a case by case basis.
*Service Leaning Hours/Projects for students will be based on staff/task availability. We are not able to accommodate everyone. Volunteers must have access to email. All communications with volunteers is done via email.
We can’t wait for you to join us in making humane treatment possible for all living creatures.