Volunteers Who Make A Difference
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead (1902-1978) – Cultural Anthropologist
Volunteerism benefits both our community at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity, and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation. The HSOTC advocates for the recognition of volunteers, working to integrate volunteerism into our day-to-day operations while increasing the number and diversity of volunteers throughout our community.
Each year we recognize and present a Volunteer of the Year award to the individual who has made an exceptional difference in the lives of our four-legged friends. This award is presented in December at our volunteer/employee appreciation dinner held in the conference room at our Jamestown facility.