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Become a Volunteer

We can always use more help. How great would it feel to help a family find it’s perfect match? Or work a special event that raised funds for the pets in our care? There are so many ways you can help as a volunteer – from getting down and dirty with the pets to clerical work in an office. And we appreciate every hour.

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Current Volunteers

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We need your help

We love our volunteers. You should be one!

We know that we could not do everything we do for pets and the people who love them without you, our extraordinary, dedicated volunteers. Volunteers donate more than 150,000 hours in a year. Wow! We truly cannot do without you!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Requirements

 To become an HSSA volunteer you must:

  • Care about animal welfare.

  • Be able to make a six-month commitment.

  • Be at least 15 years of age to volunteer.

  • Have the written permission of a parent or guardian if you are between 15 and 17 years old.

  • Fill out a Volunteer Application.

  • Attend a Volunteer Orientation. Once your application has been approved, and you will be asked to submit an orientation fee of $15 per person and be invited to an upcoming Volunteer Orientation.

  • Be willing to demonstrate a positive, customer-oriented attitude when dealing with the public as well as a collaborative, teamwork approach when working with staff and other volunteers.

  • Volunteers who work directly with animals will require additional training.

Where do I go for Volunteer Orientation?

More questions? Contact our Volunteer Department.

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Looking for Group Volunteer Opportunities?

We have different opportunities for community and student groups to complete projects to help our pets. Please contact our Director of Education and Community Outreach, Inge Koopman-Leyva, or call 520-321-3704, ext. 142 for details.

If you need to complete court-ordered community service, call our Thrift Store at 327-0010.

If you are a teacher looking for a class project, especially for younger students, please check out our Service Projects for Children through our Education Department.

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