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Volunteer Opportunities

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Check out our list of volunteer opportunities below for the many ways in which you can help the animals by volunteering your time.  Already know how you’d like to get involved?  Please fill out the volunteer application below.  We will be in touch as soon as possible.

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For more information and/or questions regarding the Suncoast Humane Society volunteer opportunities, please contact us via telephone or email.

Volunteer Opportunities

Position Summary: The Donation Pickup Volunteer is responsible for receiving and transporting critter bank and pet store donations from locations throughout the community to Suncoast Humane Society.

Supervisor: The Donation Pickup Volunteer reports directly to the Volunteer Coordinator

Pay Rate: Unpaid volunteer position

Location: Based out of the Suncoast Humane Society Shelter. Transport throughout Charlotte and Sarasota Counties.

Responsibilities: 

  • Receive monetary donations from critter banks at specified locations
  • Collect donations from affiliated pet stores
  • Transport donations to central shelter location
  • Coordinate with other volunteers for assistance as needed
  • Maintain positive relationships with host locations
  • Arrive for pick-up and drop off within appropriate business hours

Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or older, have access to reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and a flexible schedule. Vehicles must be properly registered and insured. Disclaimer:  This position is regularly exposed to an animal shelter environment. This position will come in direct contact with animals and will be exposed to animal related smells and sounds.

Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to at volunteer@humane.org. No phone calls please.

Fosters provide temporary housing for pets waiting adoption.  Some pets need to recover or rehabilitate from illness, injury, abuse or neglect, while others just want a loving home while their forever person finds them.  To apply, visit our Foster Care Program page.

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Dog Walker
Provide socialization and play time for dogs awaiting adoption.  Walks, leash trains, exercises and gives very basic obedience training, preparing them to become loving companions in their forever home.
Cat Caretaker/Attendant
Help socialize cats in our cattery.  Provide love, attention, petting and basic grooming while they await their permanent home.
Satellite Cat Caretaker
Work directly with the Satellite Adoption Manager to assist with the care of cats at our satellite adoption centers (Pet Supermarket & Petco).  This may include feeding and giving water to the cats, cleaning habitats, and socialization.  Adoption responsibilities require additional training and approval of Satellite Adoption Manager and Director of Operations.
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Admin Assistant

Help to make copies, file, put together adoption packets and other administrative task.

Transporter

Help transport animals to and from Suncoast Humane Society as part of our cooperative program with other shelters to find more animals forever homes.  Other transporting opportunity is to deliver and pick up donated pet supplies from our local partners (example: pet supply stores when they host donation drives), and/or fundraising/ marketing (examples: flyers, donated items for fundraising events.)

Outreach and Education

Assist with educational exhibits at community expos or other type events, prompting the programs of the Society.

Volunteer Application

Help to further the mission of Suncoast Humane Society by generating revenue at our thrift stores.  Accept quality items for sale, sort, assist with displaying the merchandise, and/or be a salesperson.  All proceeds serve to help the services, programs and animals.  To learn more, visit our Thrift Stores Page.

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Teams of qualified canines and their owners provide compassionate interaction with residents of hospitals, health care facilities, schools, libraries and special need requests.  Qualifying requires extensive training and evaluation.

cberten@humane.org

Use your marketing skills for promoting, fundraising and providing hands-on assistance at our events.  This may include helping to solicit donations, sponsorships, handing out flyers and engaging on social media.  Assist at the fundraising events with set up, staffing and break down.

Marketing Volunteer Application

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