Do you love spending time with animals? Volunteer with the Pensacola Humane Society.


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

5 N. Q St.Pensacola, FL 32505


About

As a small, but dedicated, nonprofit shelter, our volunteers are the backbone of our organization. We need your help to aid us in our mission to rescue, shelter, and find homes for abandoned animals. All volunteers must be 18 years of age, unless otherwise noted. Opportunities include:

Greeter/Kennel Tour Volunteers

Description - Do you love to talk to people? Volunteers needed to greet and direct visitors, answer phones, and provide basic information to the public during normal shelter hours.

Primary Responsibilities - Greeting customers and providing visitors with tours of our adoptable dogs and cats.

Time Commitment - 4 hours (or more) a month. Kennel tour volunteers are most needed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Office Assistant Volunteers

Description - Are you organized? Do you love to type? Volunteers needed to assist staff with various administrative duties such as filing, typing, and answering phones.

Primary Responsibilities - Reporting to the adoption councelors and office staff to determine administrative duties that need to be completed.

Time Commitment - 4 hours a month.

Kennel Assistant Volunteers

Description - Are you an early riser? Do you like to keep things clean? Come help our kennel staff while they clean kennels, rotate dogs, wash dishes, and do everything else to keep our shelter running smoothly.

Primary Responsibilities - Cleaning dog kennels, sanitizing cat and kitten room, and maintaining the cleanliness of the shelter and surrounding property.

Time Commitment - At least one morning (7:45am - 9:30am) every two weeks.

*Suitable for community service volunteers

Cat Socialization Volunteers

Description - Are you a crazy cat lady? Do you love to play with kittens? You are just the person we need to help make our cats and kittens a little bit more adoptable!

Primary Responsibilities - Giving head rubs, operating a laser pointer, giving catnip treats, and helping our cats to become more comfortable here at the shelter. Cats may act aloof, but they need the same amount of attention as any other companion.

Time Commitment - 4 hours a month.

*Suitable for volunteers under the age of 18, with a parent or guardian present.

Dog Socialization Volunteers

Description - Do you love puppy kisses? Are you looking to add some action to your routine? Volunteers needed to help our furry friends both large and small stretch their legs and spend some quality time outside of their kennel.

Primary Responsibilities - Throwing tennis balls, rubbing bellies, and going on walks. Volunteers must be comfortable interacting with dogs with minimal supervision.

Time Commitment - 4 hours a month.

Photography Volunteers

Description - Build your portfolio and help our adoptable animals shine! Volunteers needed to take pictures of our adoptable dogs and cats. All photos will feature your name and watermark.

Primary Responsibilities - Taking eye catching, happy, photos of our dogs and cats. We want to see action shots of dogs having fun outside of their kennels, and photos of cats looking regal and self-assured.

Time Commitment - 1 to 4 hours a month

Adoption and Special Event Volunteers

Description - Volunteers needed to assist and represent the Pensacola Humane Society at special adoption events around the community. Set up tables, pass out information, answer questions, and help the public see more of our adoptable animals.

Primary Responsibilities - Being responsible for adoptable dogs and representing the mission of the Pensacola Humane Society at weekend events.

Time Commitment - Variable. Most events are held Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Volunteer Leaders - Special Events

Description - Are you a natural leader? Do you love to take on new responsibilities? We need committed superstar volunteer to lead events for the Pensacola Humane Society. Events may include managing informational tables at adoption events, gallery night, and other miscellaneous events in the community.

Primary Responsibilities -Taking charge and running of adoption events, giving directions to new volunteers, taking donations, and answering questions.

Time Commitment - Variable. Most events are held Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Foster Volunteers

Description - Do you have extra room in your heart and in your home? Help us to adopt out more dogs and cats by fostering animals that are too young to be adopted.

Primary Responsibilities - Feeding and caring for puppies or kittens that are too young to be adopted. Bringing them in for shots when appropriate.

Time Commitment - Variable

Other Volunteers

Description - Are you a computer whiz? Do you love to plan events? Pensacola Humane Society is always in need of skilled volunteers to help us solve computer problems, plan fundraising events, and complete various other tasks.

Time Commitment - Variable

Skills

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Data Entry
  • Office Reception
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Public Relations

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask volunteers accumulate 4 hours each month.
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