THANK YOU for your interest in VOLUNTEERING!
About Volunteering with the Humane Society:
We feel few things are more rewarding than helping homeless animals. The purr of a kitten and the appreciative look in a dog’s eyes say, “Thank you” like nothing else can.
Volunteers are an integral part of the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. We rely on the assistance of caring, hardworking individuals to fulfill our mission to educate the community in animal welfare, and socialize and integrate each pet into a “fur”ever home. Over 3,500 homeless pets enter through our doors annually.
There are several steps involved in order to participate in our shelter setting. Continue reading to find out more.
The first step is submitting an online volunteer application. Click the link below to get started. At the end of the application you are required to sign up for the “Intro to HSGS” orientation. There you will learn some of the expectations and procedures involved in animal shelter life.
The second step: Following the orientation, each person will be asked to sign up for a shelter tour. We will go through the volunteer handbook and fill out other necessary paperwork for animal care giving.
The third step: After the tour, a volunteer ‘job shadow’ will be required for the first part of your actual training. This ‘shadow’ will be scheduled after the shelter tour and is available Tuesday through Saturday.
The fourth step: Those interested in dog walking must sign up for the ‘Dog Walking Training’ with our behavior specialist. This training is offered a few times each month and generally on A Saturday morning. ** During your shelter tour, you will learn of the training dates. **
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 14 are not permitted to walk shelter dogs, but may accompany their adult (who will have to attend all mandatory training) when doing so. Youth are also encouraged to participate in cat & puppy enrichment.
School Community Service
Attending the Volunteer Orientation requires at least 10+ school community service hours. If you or your student needs less than 10, participation in any one of our events in the community or a Single Day of Service (SDS) is encouraged. Check our calendar of events through the Home Page and call the number below to follow up.
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!
Court-Related Community Service
Please call Selah Dalacos at (912) 354-9515 x112 to schedule your orientation.
June-November- We have special volunteer needs for hurricanes.