Volunteers are the life force of the Humane Society of Sarasota County. They touch every aspect of our operations, as well as provide the highest-quality care and love for our pets. This work enables us to magnify our impact and save more lives.
To volunteer with the Humane Society of Sarasota County, you must be at least 18 years old. Teens ages 12-17 can apply for Teen Club. Please review the essential capabilities listed below and follow the directions to get started. Already an active volunteer: click here.
Volunteering at HSSC requires certain skills and abilities. Essential capabilities include, but are not limited to:
Specific Volunteer roles may have additional requirements.
Please note that HSSC is not an approved agency for adult, court-ordered community service.
There are many ways to pitch in at HSSC:
Volunteers also help manage the Donation Bank Program, lend their photography and videography skills to promote adoptable animals, distribute food at our weekly Pet Pantry Program, take animals for Staycations or Excursions, and help keep the shelter running smoothly in countless ways.
You may also be interested in these other HSSC volunteer opportunities:
If you’re interested in volunteering and feel you have the time, passion, and dedication to work with our organization, Click Here to Apply.
Your application will be reviewed, then you will be contacted regarding the next steps, which include a mandatory Volunteer Information Session and additional role-specific training. There is a one-time $35 volunteer fee that covers your volunteer t-shirt, name badge, insurance coverage, and training materials.