Summary / Objective

This position is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the volunteer staff/programs associated with the Lake City Humane Society

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Organizes, coordinates and manages the recruitment of volunteers for the Lake City Humane Society

  • Works with social, civic, and local organizations to develop partnerships, where appropriate, to develop and/or utilize volunteers.

  • Develops and implements training programs for all volunteers.

  • Maintains updated records on all volunteers.

  • Sets up and attends volunteer meetings. Reports to staff on volunteer activities as needed.

  • Recommends and develops ongoing volunteer utilization.

  • Develops and implements a volunteer recognition program.


  • Communication Proficiency.

  • Collaboration Skills.

  • Leadership.

  • Organizational Skills.

  • Presentation Skills.

  • Teamwork Orientation.

  • Technical Capacity.

  • Time Management.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct staff supervisory responsibilities but does supervise the entire volunteer force.​

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time salary position. Days and hours vary depending on schedule. Evening and weekend work frequently may be required as job duties demand.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences, communication, or related field preferred, although a high school diploma may be accepted.

  • Three years or more of successful work experience in this or a related field

  • Prior experience as a volunteer coordinator for a public or nonprofit employer.

  • Prior experience creating and implementing volunteer programs and training.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications 

None required for this position.

Contact Us

About Us

Lake City Humane Society, a private nonprofit organization, was formed in late 1964 to address animal welfare issues in our community. There was no animal shelter, and little attention was paid to the hundreds, if not thousands of animals that were picked up off the streets and killed if no one came to claim them.One city employee – the “dog catcher” was hired to catch and dispose of stray and unclaimed dogs in our area.

Lake City Humane Society Provides Animal Services and Pet Adoptions for Columbia County, Florida

1392 NW Shelter Glen

Lake City, FL 32055

Phone: 386-752-3191

Email: info@lakecityhumane.org

Hours of Operation:


Animal Services

Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Adoption Center:

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Monday & Friday

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Tuesday - Thursday:

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: 386-401-1063

Email: lchsclinic@lakecityhumane.org

© 2020 by Lake City Humane Society. All Rights Reserved Worldwide

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state. registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

Consumer Services Division: 

Address: 200 E Gaines St, Tallahassee, FL 32399

Phone: (850) 413-3130

Lake city humane society  is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.