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Volunteer with HSCC
As a non-profit organization, we truly appreciate each and every one of our volunteers. We could not do what we do without them. The HSCC needs volunteers who can spend time at the shelter as well as individuals who are available for events and fundraising activities.
For information about volunteering onsite at the shelter, for fundraising or at events contact Jennifer Hutchinson, or complete a HSCC Volunteer Questionnaire and submit it to us online.
Please review the information below to see which opportunity would suit you best. We thank you in advance.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How Can I Volunteer at the Shelter?
Shelter volunteers are important members of the HSCC team who work to improve the lives of animals living at the shelter and support the staff. Here are the available shelter volunteer assignments:
Greet visitors to our shelter, provide information about animals available for adoption, and take the animals out of the kennels or cages for them. Helping a client find their “perfect match” is important and rewarding!
By paying special attention to the cats in our care, you can help reduce their stress and keep them properly socialized. By grooming, playing, and spending time with our cats you will help make their lives at the shelter better and improve their chances of adoption.
Help our dogs reduce stress and get the exercise they need by walking them. Dog walkers can also play an important role in teaching our dogs basic leash manners and commands, which will be a bonus for potential adopters. The dogs love the one-on-one attention.
PLAY TIME COORDINATOR
By supervising one or two dogs at a time the play yard, volunteers provide dogs with the exercise and individualized attention they need. Time in the play yard provides dogs with much-needed relief from the constraints of kennel life.
What Requirements are there to Volunteer at the Shelter?
Adult Volunteers are individuals 18 and older. Junior Volunteers will be accepted at 14 years of age. Junior volunteers ages 14-16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Shelter Volunteer Coordinator can help you determine what volunteer assignments are best suited for your preferences and abilities.
It only takes three simple steps to become a Shelter Volunteer:
1. Contact Mrs. Jennifer Hutchinson to express your interest in volunteering and discuss your interests, talents, and time availability. Contact her at: email@example.com
2. Attend a Shelter Volunteer Orientation. The Shelter hosts regular orientations for all new volunteers. This 45-minute meeting provides a tour of the shelter, overview of volunteer positions, and basic information about the HSCC’s policies and procedures. This is held every second Saturday in the Lobby of The Humane Society of Camden County at 11:00 a.m.
3. Complete an application and sign a release, which must be notarized. You can find a notary at most banks, mail-box shops (e.g., UPS, Mail n’ More, etc.), copy services, private individuals, or local businesses identified under “Notary” in online and telephone directories. The Shelter Volunteer Coordinator is a notary, and may notarize your paperwork at a Shelter Volunteer Orientation.
Download the Volunteer Application here: HSCC Volunteer Questionnaire (this is best viewed in Chrome or Firefox)
Download the Covenant and Release form here: HSCC Covenant and Release Form
When Can I Volunteer at the Shelter?
Volunteers will be asked to schedule their shifts during shelter hours according to their availability. We welcome all willing volunteers and the Shelter Volunteer Coordinator must be informed about your interest in volunteering in advance so that we can schedule your visit and ensure you enjoy the best experience possible working at the shelter. Groups of volunteers from clubs, churches, or other organizations, should please coordinate your visits to the shelter with the Volunteer Coordinator. The shelter cannot accommodate unscheduled large group visits.
Can I Volunteer for Fundraising & Event Volunteers?
Volunteers are regularly needed to help staff coin drops and other fundraising activities throughout the year.
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