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. After we process your application, we invite you to a general orientation, which includes an overview of HSCC and its procedures and policies. During this time, we also provide a dog-walking and cat-socialization orientation.
Minors under the age of 16 must be accompanied at all times by a parent/guardian who is a registered volunteer. Minors between the ages of 16 to 18 may volunteer at the shelter with a signed waiver by their parent/guardian and attendance at a general orientation.
Simply submit this form and join us in making humane treatment possible for all living creatures.
Here are some of the ways you can volunteer:
Animal Caretaker: These volunteers brush, bathe, and clean ears to make sure the animals look and feel their best. This volunteer activity is important and can be scheduled to meet the needs of the animal and the volunteer.
Cat Environ Cleaning: Clean the cages of our feline friends. Every kitty at the HSCC hotel deserves room service, and we clean theirs top to bottom and side to side, including litter pan, food and water bowls, blankets and toys! Keeping our kitties healthy is a meticulous chore but well worth the effort!
Cat Socialization: This is a flexible volunteer activity. Once trained, this flexible volunteer activity can be conducted during regular shelter hours to socialize the adoptable cats. The cats benefit from hugs, petting, grooming, and love they receive during this volunteer activity. This helps the cats stay friendly and adoptable.
Dog Kennel Cleaning: Work with HSCC staff to clean the kennels of our canine companions! First off, poop patrol! Followed by helping to pressure wash, sanitize, disinfect, rinse and squeegee each area; reset all the food, water, toys and blankets to make our dog friends stay here happy and healthy!
Dog Socialization/Walkers: This is a flexible volunteer activity. Once trained, walkers can come and go, based on their schedules during regular shelter hours. The dogs benefit from the variety of handlers, thereby learning to interact with many different people. The exercise helps brighten their day and offers a much needed change of scenery.
Fundraising/Special Events: The Humane Society has several fundraising events some in conjunction with our supporting group, Paw Pals (ie: Spay-ghetti Dinner, Wagathon, Arni’s After Dark) throughout the year. We are always looking for other ideas and volunteers to see them through. Volunteers are needed to assist in planning, distribution of posters/informational material, contacting area businesses for raffle/door prizes, execution of and participation in the event. We also receive invitations to participate in local organizations’ events. Volunteers are needed to man our informational booth, spotlight adoptable pets and/or provide assistance during the event.
Housekeeping: Volunteers help do a tremendous amount of dishes, laundry, and cleaning each day. These volunteers work with staff to ensure that all the animals (and human visitors!) have a clean and sanitary animal shelter. This is critical to the health of the shelter animals.
Landscaping/Yard work: Enjoy the outside while volunteering! Help maintain the outside grounds of the shelter by mowing, landscaping, and gardening. If you have a green thumb, the shelter would love to have you help!
Saturday Appearances: HSCC gets invited by local businesses and organizations to set up our informational booth and spotlight an animal from the shelter. This is an awesome opportunity for us to interact with members of our community. Our local business that invites us is Rural King. We also will have a booth at the Clinton County Fair in July. The people coming in are pet owners and are interested in HSCC. As a representative of the HSCC you have the opportunity to make us shine.
Small Animal Care: All of our guests deserve and receive a safe and healthy environment. HSCC enjoys a variety of guests including birds, rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, snakes, rabbits, ferrets, pigs, goats and more! You will work with the HSCC staff to learn about each as they arrive, and provide a clean environment with fresh food, water and all the amenities!