Volunteer Humane Educator

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Humane Society of Missouri

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What is the Purpose of the Humane Educator Program?

The Education Department is committed to the challenge of teaching humane education. We are committed to equipping young people with the necessary tools to make wise, considerate and kind choices that will crate a more tolerant, less violent and more peaceful world.

What is Humane Education?

Humane education involves far more than the teaching of a simple animal-related curriculum. It is a process through which we:

- assist children in developing compassion, a sense of justice, and a respect for the value of all living creatures.
- provide the knowledge and understanding necessary for children to behave according to these principles.
- foster a sense of responsibility on the part of children to affirm and act upon their personal beliefs.

Why Teach Humane Education?

Numerous studies have shown that there is a correlation between abuse/ violence towards animals and a progression to violence towards people.

Breaking this cycle of violence by teaching the tenets of kindness, respect and responsibility for animals is essential to creating a kinder, less violent community. Humane education is a vital step in a positive direction!

Teaching about the bond between people and animals is a birth to death process. Our education department prides itself on having something---in the way of education---for everyone!

Humane Educator Qualifications:

1. Be a good communicator and have strong interpersonal skills
2. Be Enthusiastic
3. Be reliable and punctual
4. Be 18 years of age or older
5. Be a licensed drive and have reliable transportation

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About Humane Society of Missouri


1201 Macklind Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63110, US

Mission Statement

Humane Society of Missouri Mission Statement The Humane Society of Missouri is dedicated to second chances. We provide a safe and caring haven to all animals in need--large and small--that have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Our mission is to end the cycle of abuse and pet overpopulation through our rescue and investigation efforts, spay/neuter programs and educational classes. We are committed to creating lasting relationships between people and animals through our adoption programs. We further support that bond by making available world-class veterinary care, and outstanding pet obedience and behavior programs.


The Humane Society of Missouri is an animal welfare organization that strives to end the cycle of abuse, neglect, and pet overpopulation.

We are an open admissions shelter meaning that we take all animals who come to our doorrs regardless or breed or condition. As an open admissions shelter, there are times in which we have to make the difficult decision to euthanize an animal in our care. This is done when an animal is too ill to be further helped or is too aggressive to be safely placed in a home.

We DO NOT euthanize for space in the shelter. THERE IS NO TIME LIMIT FOR OUR ADOPTABLE ANIMALS.

We have four locations where people can volunteer their efforts to help Missouri's animals: St. Louis City on Macklind Avenue, Maryland Heights in the Westport area, Chesterfield Valley at Boone's Crossing, and Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, MO.


We'll work with your schedule.


1201 Macklind AvenueSt. Louis, MO 63110



  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Public Speaking
  • General Education
  • Customer Service


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies 1-3 hours
  • We seek a 6 month committment to serve 2-3 times per month.

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