Become an HSSC Volunteer


As a private non-profit organization, HSSC would not exist the way it does now without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers.

There are many ways you can be involved and we are always looking for help! Below are the steps to take to get started:

Please note:
  • You must be at least 18 years old to apply and volunteer. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Volunteering with direct animal contact requires at least a weekly commitment.
  • Other volunteering opportunities require a minimum commitment of 10 hours per month.

How to Become a Volunteer

Step 1: Complete a Volunteer Application

Submit a volunteer application. Once you are approved you will receive more details about the next steps.

Step 2: Volunteer Orientation & Registration

Orientation and registration lasts 90 minutes and is held at the Humane Society of Summit County. A non-refundable fee of $15 is due at time of registration which includes your t-shirt and nametag.

*If you are unable to make orientation fee payment, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for a waiver*

Step 3: Speak with the Volunteer Coordinator

After orientation, our Volunteer Coordinator will follow up with you to schedule role-specific trainings and get set up through our scheduling system.

Step 4: Schedule Your Training

Specific training may be provided in group settings or on-the-job.

**Training may last between 1-2 hours.**

Step 5: Establish a Regular Schedule

Scheduling allows us to make the most of your time here and tells us when we need more help.

Animal caretakers must make a weekly commitment. Shifts are offered in 2-hour blocks with the option to schedule more.

**Some roles are more flexible, such as volunteering at events, with the Mobile Adoption Center or fostering.**

Volunteering Opportunities

  • You must schedule your volunteering through our volunteer database before you show up to your shift.
  • Shifts are set for 2-hour increments.

Entry Level Opportunities
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