Sunday, April 15 marks the start of National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration to promote and show appreciation for volunteerism in the US and Canada! This week, from now until Saturday, April 21, we will spotlight volunteers from a variety of different positions. Many of them have been with us for years… some for over TWO decades!
Check back throughout the week to see our daily spotlights.
Did you know that the Humane Society of Broward County has over 500 volunteers that help our organization annually? It’s true! We have hundreds of volunteers, ages 14-90, who give their time to support the animals at the HSBC every year.
Thanks to this large group of supporters, we are able to operate as effectively as we do, and the work they do for us is truly invaluable. We want to extend our sincerest appreciation and thanks to this generous group of supporters throughout the next several days.
About the HSBC’s Volunteer Program
We offer 22 different volunteer positions, with a variety of shifts ranging from 2-4 hours. There are lots of opportunities for people of all ages and abilities, so if you’re interested in volunteering, we’ll find a position that is a good fit for you!
|Off Site||On Site|
|Adoption Ambassador||Guide in Kennel & Cattery||Dog or Cat PAL (Petting, Attention, and Love)||Dog Bather|
|Foster Care||Customer Service||Dog Walker||Clinic|
|Animal Assisted Therapy||Greeter||In House Dog Trainer||Spay & Neuter Clinic|
|Animal Care Kennel or Cattery||Education Outreach||Administration|
|Photographer & Photography Assistant||Pet Boutique||Maintenance|
How to Become a Volunteer
View the volunteer positions that interest you and then call our Director of Volunteer Services at 954.266.6814 to express your interest in attending a general volunteer orientation. Hour-long orientations are provided twice a month to prospective volunteers. We require a commitment to accept one shift per week for a period of six months. During these sessions, the Humane Society of Broward County’s philosophies will be explained and different volunteer roles reviewed.
About our Director of Volunteer Services
As of Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Lacey Freeman replaced Nicky Mortimer as our Director of Volunteer Services. Lacey is a familiar face around the shelter, having most recently served as our Foster Care Coordinator before taking on this new position. We wish Lacey a ton of luck in her new position, and we’re so thrilled to watch her flourish within our organization!