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Humane Society of North Central Florida

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 66 people are interested


Reports to: Animal Care Team Supervisor: Volunteer Team

Our Dog Volunteers are responsible for the wellbeing of our adoptable and quarantine dogs at North Campus. This position works closely with other Dog Volunteers, Animal Care Team as well as the Volunteer Department.


  • You play a huge role in keeping our dogs safe, healthy & happy! Thank you for getting involved!
  • Increase the dogs "adoptability" with positive reinforcement and spending quality time with each dog in inside or outside playpens and by working on basic Four on the Floor behavior.
  • Report any signs of suspected illness (or injury) to the Animal Care Team.
  • Spot cleaning kennels and checking on the well-being of dogs.
  • Clean the outside and inside area (eg. picking up dog poop, cleaning up pee and toys, taking trash-buckets to the dumpster, and cleaning water troughs).
  • Clean puppy room.
  • Add fresh water to bowls, wash kongs, take out trash, and assist with laundry as needed.
  • Enrichments for dogs: fill and distribute Kong toys, make pupsicles or other treats (best during mid-day).
  • Help with Photography & Bios for the dogs for our website.
  • Give dogs baths upon staff request and guidance.
  • Occasionally clean and sanitize dog crates, cat carriers, and litter boxes as needed behind Thrift.
  • Clean cat and dog dishes in Dog Kitchen.
  • Provide exceptional customer service during our business hours; help match up potential adopters with a new family member! Find a staff, or a Gold Star volunteer, if they want to meet a dog.
  • Assist with other tasks as needed.
  • Duties and tasks are subject to change per animal care team and the animals’/shelter’s needs.
For more information visit our website: https://www.humanesocietyncfl.org/volunteer/

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About Humane Society of North Central Florida


4205 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, FL 32609, US

Mission Statement

The Humane Society of North Central Florida is our community’s leading resource for pets and pet owners. Our mission is to eliminate the needless euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets in North Central Florida. Formerly the Alachua County Humane Society, Gainesville Pet Rescue and Helping Hands Pet Rescue, we joined forces in 2018 to streamline services for pets and the people who love them. Founded in Alachua County over 40 years ago, the Humane Society of North Central Florida is committed to ensuring every healthy or treatable companion animal in our region finds a loving, adoptive home.


The Humane Society of North Central Florida is a non-profit 501-(3)c organization that strives to eliminate euthanasia of healthy, treatable cats and dogs in our community.



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4205 NW 6th StreetGainesville, FL 32609




  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Orientation or Training
  • As the volunteer’s schedule allows. Directions for how to sign up for shifts are given during orientation. We recommend at least one shift a month to not forget protocols and procedures.
  • Must go through an info session and a Dog Orientation conducted by the Volunteer Department to become a Dog Volunteer. After this, on-the-job training. Kids under 16 may volunteer with a parent.

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