ALL ABOUT VOLUNTEERING AT HSEC
VOLUNTEERS MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE!!
A VOLUNTEER IS A
PERSON WHO BELIEVES THAT PEOPLE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE – AND IS WILLING TO PROVE
Helping at Fundraising & Other Shelter Events (Supply Drives, Silent Auction, Bark in the Park, other local events)
Helping at the Tails End Thrift Store
Assisting with photographing adoptable animals on a weekly basis. This involves being indoors as well as outdoors. Individual will need a digital camera and be willing to prepare photos for uploading.
Nursing Home Visits with pets (usually a Wednesday morning)
Assisting in the shelter with bathing puppies and dogs; or simply spending time with our cats and kittens; or taking our dogs out in our play yard for play and exercise
Warning - Be prepared to get wet and dirty
Assisting in our shelter office answering phones, doing filing, helping with intake information, etc.
Perhaps you would want to do a supply drive of your own to help us with much needed supplies View Needs List
Become a “Fan” on our Facebook page! Tell others to do the same!
Tell folks how many wonderful pets are in our shelter needing homes – send them to check out our website at www.elmorehumane.org
Explain the need for having pets spayed or neutered BEFORE they produce yet another litter!
Talk to pet owners about being a “RESPONSIBLE” pet owner!
Be an advocate for animals – look out for their welfare – REPORT ABUSE & NEGLECT!
How old must I be to Volunteer? To volunteer with our shelter, you must be at least 17 years old if unaccompanied by an adult. Our staff is very limited and we do have Work Release Inmates here from our county jail, so we hope you understand that we just do not have the ability to provide one on one supervision in the shelter to our volunteers. We welcome children as volunteers if they are accompanied by their parent or guardian over 18 years old. For Volunteers under 18 we do need the Volunteer Release Agreement also signed by a parent or guardian.
HSEC Volunteer Dress Code: As we are in the public eye at all times, we do ask that our volunteers dress appropriately when acting as a representative of our shelter. Of course, getting dirty is very much a part of volunteering with animals, so also please don’t wear valuable clothes or clothes that would easily be ruined by sharp kitty or puppy toenails. T-shirts and shorts are fine, but should adequately cover you so as to not be offensive or provocative in appearance. Dogs can step on your feet, so please be aware of that if you are thinking of wearing sandals – closed toed shoes can often work better when handling/walking a rambunctious dog. Please also refrain from wearing any clothing with offensive, derogatory, inflammatory or obscene words or pictures on them as we want to keep the focus on our work to help our animals. Try to use the general rule of what you might wear to your grandparents home for Sunday afternoon dinner.
Getting Started: To get started we do
ask that you fill out our
VOLUNTEER FORM-PDF and the Liability Release
For students who are doing a school Community
Service project, these School Service Instructions will help you understand some
If you would like more information on
volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Charline Pope at
Cell: 334-202-1381 Facebook: Charline Pope