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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 more than 450 active volunteers, ranging in age from 12 to over 80, who all together provide our organization with nearly 60,000 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, Sarah Fisher, by phone at (772) 600-3217 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer orientations are held in the Jane & Shirley Wurz Education Building on our Palm City campus. Each orientation lasts approximately 45 minutes. Advance notice of attendance is not required, however volunteer applications must be submitted prior to attending an orientation.
Please remember, youth must be no younger than 12 years old to participate in our Junior Volunteer Program.
Please note that RSVP's are now required to attend the new volunteer orientation, with a maximum attendance of 30 people, and that face masks are also now required for everybody during the orientation.
Please email HSTC Volunteer Manager, Sarah Fisher, at email@example.com to RSVP. Don't forget your mask!
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Volunteers sit in the kennels with the dogs, providing the dogs with TLC, which includes brushing them, socializing with them and giving them “snuggles”. Each dog gets at least 10 minutes of direct contact and shifts last about 1-2 hours weekly.
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 18 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.
Taking photos of the animals in our care in order to provide a better adoptable visual for the HSTC Website and other media platforms. “Wrangling” is bringing the animals to the photographer and assisting with capturing the best possible shot for the camera. Shifts are about 1-2 hours weekly.
Central Thrift Store:
2585 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart, FL 34994
North Thrift Store:
1099 NW 21st St., Stuart, FL 34994