Volunteer

Thank you for considering volunteer work with the Humane Society of Tuolumne County.

As a volunteer you will be joining a talented group of people who generously donate hundreds of hours of their time every year. We are sincerely grateful for the enthusiasm and dedication they share with our shelter and our animals every single day.

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Volunteers Who Make a Difference

Current Volunteer Opportunities

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  • Cat Enrichment

    Duties: Provide essential playtime, brushing, TLC, “apartment” maintenance, social interaction, and even training of our shelter cats to keep them happy and healthy during their stay.

    Minimum Age: 16

    Minimum Hours per Month: 8

  • Community/Outreach Events

    Duties: Assist with our outreach efforts in Tuolumne County.  Volunteers work at information booths and fundraising events.  With additional training, volunteers can become animal handlers at off-site events along with the set-up and staffing of informational tables at offsite events in a variety of settings. Must have valid driver’s license and be willing to travel to events in your personal vehicle.

    Minimum Age: 21

    Minimum Hours per Month: On-call

  • Court Ordered Community Service

    The HSOTC provides opportunities for individuals who are over the age of 18 that have been court ordered to perform community service. Court-ordered community service volunteers will work under the direction of shelter staff with the animals and may assist with other maintenance tasks and projects as available.

  • Development Assistant

    Duties: Volunteers give to the animals by printing copies, filing, stuffing envelopes, answering telephones, and helping staff prepare the other communications that share our amazing adoption stories with HSOTC supporters!

    Minimum Age: 18

    Minimum Hours per Month: 6

  • Dog Enrichment

    Duties: Volunteers provide essential playtime, potty breaks, training, “in-suite” maintenance and social interaction for our dogs.  There are different levels of dog volunteers to suit just about every dog lover’s interests.

    Minimum Age: 18

    Minimum Hours per Month: 8

  • Dog Walker/Socializer

    Duties: Our HSOTC dogs are taken out of their kennels to go for walks several times a day.  This is a good time to “socialize” with the dogs, by either taking them on long walks and/or work on manners and tricks.

    Minimum Age: 16

    Minimum Hours per Month: 8

  • Facebook/Twitter/Social Media Coordinator

    Duties: In this position the coordinator creates and updates Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites for the HSOTC while being creative in detailed ways to entice the general public to help support the individual programs of the HSOTC.

    Minimum Age: 18

    Minimum Hours per Month: 12

  • Grant Writer

    Duties: Writer’s work to help develop and research grant opportunities, complete the grant application process, and do post follow-up. Previous grant writing experience a plus.

    Minimum Age: 25

    Minimum Hours per Month: 12 – 24

  • Greeter/Telephone Operator

    Duties: A greeter/telephone operator is stationed at the front desk/lobby area, greeting customers, explaining adoption procedures, handing out adoption forms, and directing telephone calls accordingly.

    Minimum Age: 18

    Minimum Hours per Month: 4 hours per day

  • Maintenance Specialist

    Duties: Volunteers in this position do not work directly with the animals but assist in cleaning, wiping down windows, and other minor maintenance projects as assigned by the Executive Director/Operations Director and shelter staff.

    Minimum Age: 18

    Minimum Hours per Month: 8 – 12

  • Marketing Assistant

    Duties: The position works in concert with shelter management to help promote the HSOTC through various marketing mediums including special events, distribution of event flyers, stocking and display of HSOTC promotional materials at local veterinary offices, pet supply stores, and groomers. Must have valid driver’s license and be willing to travel to events in your personal vehicle.

    Minimum Age: 21

    Minimum Hours per Month: 8

  • Post Adoption Follow-up

    Duties: To help with the HSOTC post adoption follow-up, volunteers need to be an enthusiastic and compassionate person to make contact with adopters once they have taken their adopted pet home. Following up is important to determine if the animal’s behavior, health, and overall character match their new forever home.

    Minimum Age: 21

    Minimum Hours per Month: 8