- WHO WE ARE
- WHAT WE DO
- GET INVOLVED
The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast could not operate at our current, far-reaching level without our volunteers. We are fortunate enough to have a pack of nearly 500 active volunteers, ranging in age from 12 to over 92, who all together provide our organization with over 44,000 hours of service, annually. Will you join our pack?
There are many opportunities to volunteer and support our organization and the animals. Continue reading this page to learn about (1) the easy process to become an HSTC volunteer; (2) our different types of volunteer programs, and (3) the many opportunities in which you may choose to volunteer your time.
Please contact HSTC Volunteer Manager, Laura Faber, by phone at (772) 600-3214 or by email at email@example.com.
Volunteer orientations are held in the Jane & Shirley Wurz Education Building on our Palm City campus. Each orientation lasts approximately 45 minutes. Volunteer applications must be submitted prior to attending an orientation. RSVP's are required to attend the volunteer orientation. Email Laura Faber at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Volunteers must be able to commit to a weekly schedule for at least 3 months. Please remember, youth must be no younger than 12 years old to participate in our Junior Volunteer Program.
NOTE: Please make sure to check your spam folder from email addresses ending in HSTC1.ORG and mark us "SAFE".
Please email HSTC Volunteer Manager, Laura Faber at Lfaber@hstc1.org or 772-600-3214 to RSVP. NOTE: Please make sure to check your spam folder from email addresses ending in HSTC1.ORG and mark us "SAFE".
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Feeding, cleaning, and socializing the adoptable cats in our care. Presenting the cats to prospective adopters and talking about their personalities. Shifts are about 2-3 hours long each week. Cat care shifts are located at our main shelter, as well as at both thrift stores.
To fulfill court ordered community service hours, you must be at least 16 years of age. You do not need to attend orientation, but you must complete a community service application prior to initiating service. The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast does not accept all court-ordered offenses and reserves the right deny any application. You can complete a community service application online, or stop by the shelter to fill one out in person.
Cleaning, feeding, grooming, and presenting our critters to prospective adopters. Critters consist of mostly guinea pigs and rabbits, but occasionally we have other critters who need to be cared for, such as hamsters, ferrets, etc. Shifts range from about 2-4 hours weekly.
Volunteers walk the dogs around our Memorial Garden to provide basic exercise, mental stimulation and needed human contact. Volunteers must be able to handle large, energetic dogs over 50 pounds. Shifts are about 2 hours long each week.
Assisting the customer service staff members with answering phones, organizing paperwork, scheduling appointments, assisting customers, etc. Shifts range from 2-4 hours weekly.
Handling of pets outside of the shelter to increase awareness of our mission and exposure to prospective adopters. Bringing dogs to events wearing an “Adopt Me” vest and assisting in off-site adoptions. Must be able to handle large, energetic dogs over 50 pounds. Shifts are as needed.
Assisting surgery staff in prepping animals for surgery, monitoring animals during recovery and reviewing follow up instructions with owners. Shifts are about 4 hours weekly.
Central Thrift Store:
2585 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart, FL 34994
North Thrift Store:
1099 NW 21st St., Stuart, FL 34994