Volunteer Opportunities

 

The time you give helps in so many ways.

There are many different types of opportunities from working directly with our animals as a Foster Parent or care-giver, to helping at special events and fundraisers, to helping us maintain our building. If any of these opportunities are of interest to you, please take a look at the volunteering process.

 

Volunteer Opportunities for Groups

 Please contact Lisa Glunt for more information. We would be delighted to discuss your project ideas.

Opportunities include:

  1. Day in Service: Come on site to LCHS and assist with facilities maintenance, yardwork, mailings, event preparation and more!
  2. Dog Wash Fundraisers: Come wash/dry/flea dip and provide 15 minute FURminator Sessions for Tally's dirty dawgs!
  3. Adoption Booths out in the community! We do at least one off site adoption event per month, and need help promoting our adoptable pets. Help facilitate meet and greets with potential adopters and more!
  4. Paw Prints Calendar Sales: Help raise money for LCHS by selling our 2016 Calendars! 100% of the proceeds goes towards the care of our adoptable companion animals. 
  5. And more!
     

 

Time Commitment: TBD

Frequency of Commitment: TBD, can be a one time event or stand alone project.

Expected time on day of activity: TBD

Prerequisites/Necessary Skills:

  1.  Committed to the humane treatment of animals and support LCHS' mission.

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Facilities Volunteers

Help LCHS keep our office neat and tidy! LCHS is looking for Facilities Volunteers to come to our office on a weekly basis to keep our office safe and hospitable for our guests and foster animals. Duties include, sweeping and mopping our floors, doing laundry, deep cleaning cat and dog kennels, leaf blowing, organizing and some light yard work. If you are ready to get down and dirty then the Facilites Volunteer role is for you! 

Time Commitment: One school semester, or 4 months

Frequency of Commitment: Once per week

Expected time on day of activity: Varies with task, generally 2 hours per week.

Prerequisites/Necessary Skills:

  1. Attend the Orienation.
  2. Ability to provide patient and professional customer service with a wide range of audiences.
  3. Willing to get down and dirty for the sake of Tallahassee's homeless pet population!
  4. Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  5. Ability to stand, sit or squat for several hours.

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Eagle Scout and Gold Award Service Projects

 Please contact Lisa Glunt for more information. We would be delighted to discuss your project ideas.

Time Commitment: TBD

Frequency of Commitment: TBD

Expected time on day of activity: TBD

Prerequisites/Necessary Skills:

  1.  Committed to the humane treatment of animals and support LCHS' mission.

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Pawsitive Readers

LCHS is encouraging young readers to come read to our in-house kitties while they are waiting to find their forever homes. This is a great opportunity for those who need a little extra reading practice as well as those who just love to read! Young readers can socialize with animals while improving their reading skills.

Students are encouraged to participate, with an emphasis on kindergarten through 5th grade. Students must be accompanied by a parent/ chaperone during their volunteer service. 

Time Commitment: 1 hour per shift, or more

Frequency of Commitment: Once per week

Expected time on day of activity: Anytime during our regular hours of operations

Prerequisites/Necessary Skills:

  1. Contact, Lisa Glunt via email or 850-224-9193.
  2. Attend a brief orientation/ walk-through with Lisa on your first shift. 
  3. Read on! Bring your own books or choose one from our library. 
     

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Foster Parent Volunteers *High Need*

Our Foster and Adoption program is the Leon County Humane Society’s most extensive program and it lies at the very heart of our rescue mission.

Fostering is your chance to make a difference in the life of a companion animal. Although we place hundreds of animals every year, we turn down many more because of lack of space. The more foster homes we have, the more animals we are able to save. 

Time Commitment: Anywhere between one week to six months.

Frequency of Commitment: As needed or as desired.

Expected time on day of activity: 4 hours per day, with extra hours provided when attending Adoption Booths and other events with your Foster Pet.

Prerequisites/Necessary Skills:

 Please see Foster Parent Volunteer page for more information and to fill out an application.

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High School & University Internships *High Need*

Are you interested in gaining hands-on experience working at a non-profit? Then an Internship with LCHS is for you!  

The LCHS Volunteer Internship is a program comprised of young adults who learn first- hand the inner workings of a non- profit animal rescue. Volunteer interns are often the first face that a customer sees and the first voice that one speaks with when contacting LCHS by phone. Volunteer interns are expected to present themselves in a professional manner and must practice good customer service skills.

Volunteer interns will be responsible for assisting staff in many different capacities, greeting customers and helping to serve them, and keeping the office area clean and smelling good.

Modest and appropriate dress code should be followed while at the LCHS office or events.

Job description may include:

  • Filing and preparing paperwork
  • Assisting customers via phone and in person
  • Cleaning
  • Managing donations
  • Stocking and maintaining the Pet Food Pantry
  • Assisting with animal care and adoption
  • Assisting and or training new volunteers
  • Assisting with Marketing and Communications

*** Volunteer interns should quickly become familiar with LCHS policies and programs.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lisa Glunt at lglunt@lchs.info to be considered for the upcoming semester.

Time Commitment: Generally 10-20 hours per week, flexible.

Frequency of Commitment: One school semester (4 months), or more.

Expected time on day of activity: Saturdays required, all other days/ times are flexible with school schedule.

Prerequisites/Necessary Skills:

  1. Committed to the humane treatment of animals and support LCHS' mission.
  2. Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  3. Must be available on weekends, mostly Saturdays.
  4. Must have a valid drivers license and access to a vehicle. There is NO public transportation to LCHS.

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Court Ordered Community Service Volunteers

Court Ordered Community Service Volunteers are accepted on a very limited basis. An interview is required. Please contact Lisa Glunt with the following information, or to learn more:

  1. Offense
  2. Number of hours required
  3. Deadline to complete the hours

Please note: court ordered community service opportunities are limited.

 

Time Commitment: TBD

Frequency of Commitment: TBD

Expected time on day of activity: TBD

Prerequisites/Necessary Skills:

  1.  Committed to the humane treatment of animals and support LCHS' mission.

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Reception Volunteers *High Need*

Are you a passionate animal lover and avid people person? Then this position is for you! Reception Volunteers educate our customers about LCHS and our current adoptable animals, in-person and over the phone. Shifts are available Monday through Saturday between 10am-5pm. Volunteers may choose half day or whole day shifts. 

Time Commitment: One school semester or 4 months

Frequency of Commitment: Same shift, once per week

Expected time on day of activity: 3 hours per shift

Prerequisites/Necessary Skills:

  1. Attend the Reception Orientation. 
  2. Complete Reception Check-list.
  3. Willing to commit to 4 months of service.
  4. Excited about working directly with the public and answering their questions.
  5. Ability to provide patient and professional customer service with a wide range of audiences.
  6. Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  7. Ability to stand, sit or squat for several hours.

 

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Dog Wash Volunteers *High Need*

If you love dogs and aren't scared of getting a little soapy, come out and join us! On the second Saturday of every month from April to October we need MANY volunteers to help us with this sudsy fundraiser in our backyard.

Time Commitment: TBD

Frequency of Commitment: Once per month, every 2nd Saturday

Expected time on day of activity: 3-4 hours shifts per event

Prerequisites/Necessary Skills:

  1. Ability to provide patient and professional customer service with a wide range of audiences.
  2. LOVE dogs!
  3. Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  4. Ability to stand, sit or squat for several hours.

Dog Washes are a GREAT group or school service opportunity!

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Kitty Care Volunteers

At any given time we can 35+ cats and kittens on site that need daily care and love. If you are not afraid of getting down and dirty and love cats this is the position for you! Kitty Care Volunteers will occasionally assist customers and other new volunteers to view and interact with our adoptable animals.

Kitty Care AM shifts are daily from 8:30am- 10:30am. PM Kitty Care shifts are Monday through Friday from 1pm-4pm.

Time Commitment: 4 months minimum.

Frequency of Commitment: Same shift, once per week

Expected time on day of activity: 2-3 hours per shift. More or less depending on how many cats and kittens are on site.

Prerequisites/Necessary Skills:

  1. Attend a Kitty Care Orientation.
  2. Complete Kitty Care Check-list. 
  3. Willingness to commit to a regular shift for 4 months.
  4. Ability to sit, stand and squat for a long period of time.
  5. Aibility to lift 50 lbs while climbing stairs.
  6. Excited about working with cats and providing them the daily care they need! (That means scooping litter too!)
  7. Enjoy interacting with guests of LCHS.

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