HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! The volunteer program at Lake City Humane Society is vital to our operation, and our volunteers are making an impact in many areas. Today, volunteers assist in the care of dogs and cats housed in our shelter, help place them in loving homes, and provide support for administrative functions & other shelter programs.
How Volunteers Help
We here at LCHS are ALWAYS looking for volunteers to help us with our day-to-day tasks. For more information, please call us at 386.752.3191, option 2.
Contact Us for More Info on Volunteering
Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.
Must be able to commit to a weekly schedule.
Must be mature, dependable, and able to follow instructions.
Must be able to physically handle animals that weigh at least 35lbs.
Must be able to work independently.
Must be able to bend, squat, and kneel with no issue.
Must have reliable transportation.
Must have regular access to email and the internet.
If you are looking to complete court-ordered community service, this is not the correct application and process. Please call our Animal Services department at 386-752-4702, option # 1 to inquire about the proper procedure on community service.
Parents with children under 16 can contact us to find out about ways younger children can help the shelter.
Click Here for the Volunteer Handbook
SHELTER SUPPORT VOLUNTEER
All volunteers begin at Level 1 and as a "Shelter Support Volunteer." Volunteers at this level participate with:
Laundry & Dishes
Assist Customers with Adoption
Kennel & Shelter Upkeep
Interested in dog behavior? Playgroup volunteers get the opportunity to manage groups of dogs playing for their socialization, physical exercise, and enrichment. Playgroups are fun, interesting, and most importantly, the help our dogs stay relaxed and improve their adoptability. Volunteers can begin participating with Playgroups at Level II in a supportive role and move into more prominent roles with hands-on training with staff.
ANIMAL ADOPTION VOLUNTEER
After completing at least 1 month of Level 1 & receiving additional training, volunteers have the opportunity to work with shelter animals in the adoption area. Volunteers in this role participate with:
Dog Walking and Kitty Cuddling
Field Trips & Special Events (taking dogs on outings!)
THRIFT STORE VOLUNTEER
Our Thrift Volunteers assist with the day to day running of our thrift store which is a primary source of funding for the LCHS mission
Stock priced items on the shelves/racks/display cases
Clean, organize and declutter the displays
General cleaning of the main thrift store and back rooms
Hang clothes and organize hangers
Assist cashier with bagging purchased items
Other tasks may be assigned depending on ability.
Provide exceptional customer service.
SPECIAL EVENTS VOLUNTEER
Want to help out, but can't make a regular weekly commitment? Consider becoming one of our Special Events Volunteers. As a Special Events Volunteer, you'll get to:
Participate in Adoption Outreach Booths throughout the Community
Participate in special event and fund-raising activities such as:
Tails and Trails - 5k, 10k, and 1-mile fun runs (annually)
Low-Cost Rabies & Microchip Clinics
Community Outreach and Humane Education Outings
Do you have a DSLR camera, a good eye for photos, and a lot of patience? Studies have shown that a great picture on our website can be the key to getting a pet adopted. As an Animal Photographer, you will get to:
Take awesome animal photos with your own DSLR camera
Upload photos to our database for posting on our website
Do you want to make a big impact but don't have time to commit weekly?
Consider becoming a foster parent.