Volunteerism is an integral part of the Humane Society for Greater Savannah and making a difference in the lives of thousands of homeless pets. We could not exist without the time, effort and expertise that each volunteer commits to giving. We recognize the valuable roles volunteers play and we are committed to providing thorough, hands-on training and ongoing support to every volunteer.

We ask that each volunteer commits to six hours a month and is able work with us for at least six months. If you know in advance that it will be difficult to fulfill this commitment, please consider helping us in other ways by donating to our wish list, our thrift store and/or becoming a foster parent. If you are interested in once in awhile volunteering, ask us about our volunteer needs for special events.

Getting Started: Fill out an online volunteer application (click the yellow button below) and sign up for an Orientation. Orientations are only offered twice a month. You must attend an Orientation and if these dates do not suit your schedule, please email Selah Dalacos at sdalacos@humanesocietysav.org. At the Orientation you will learn some of the expectations and procedures involved in volunteering with us and each person will be asked to sign up for a Shelter Tour.

In House Training: After the Shelter Tour, each person will be asked to sign up for a Job Shadow Training. The Job Shadow Training is a detailed hands-on training in cleaning protocols and different areas where help is needed within the shelter. At the end of this training a $25 Volunteer Kit must be purchased.

Want to be a Dog Walker? Once initial volunteer training is complete, those interested in being dog walkers must sign up for a Safety in Dog Handling class. This class is generally offered on Sunday mornings.

*** Age Requirement: Youth permitted without a guardian: 14-17. Those younger are required to have a guardian present at all times, on site or otherwise. There is no exception to this rule. Our Youth Ambassadors are equally important to us on the journey to ensure better animal welfare.

**Youth under the age of 16 are not permitted to walk shelter dogs, but may accompany their adult (who will have to attend all mandatory training).


INTRODUCING: Nuzzle Buddies Book Club, Our NEW Reading Program for Youth Volunteers! 

This program is offered after school and on Saturday mornings to reading aged children, 7-13 years old, whom are interested in reading aloud to shelter pets. Email Selah Dalacos at sdalacos@humanesocietysav.org  for more information.

Active Volunteers:

CLICK HERE  to view our scheduling system for volunteer opportunities. If you are not currently an active volunteer, please click the application link above to apply. We look forward to meeting you and seeing how we can work together to create better animal welfare awareness within our community!


School Community Service:

Attending the Volunteer Orientation requires at least 10+ school community service hours. If you or your student needs less than 10 hours, participation in any one of our events in the community, organizing a donation drive or becoming a part of our reading program is encouraged. Please call Selah Dalacos at (912) 354-9515 x112 for details.


Court-Related Community Service:

A Community Service Orientation is required before beginning any service hours. Call Selah Dalacos at (912) 354-9515 x112 to schedule your orientation.


Hurricane Season 

June-November- We have special volunteer needs for hurricanes.


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