Volunteerism is an integral part of the Humane Society for Greater Savannah and enables us to make a difference in the lives of thousands of homeless pets. We could not exist without the time, effort, enthusiasm and expertise that each volunteer commits to giving. We recognize the valuable roles volunteers play and 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 or becoming a foster parent. If you are interested in periodic volunteering, we always need volunteers for special events.
Active volunteers can view our scheduling system for volunteer opportunities.
Getting Started: All potential volunteers, except those needing court-ordered community service, should fill out the online volunteer application by clicking on “Apply Now” above. Within the application, you will select an orientation date. All volunteers must attend an orientation. At the orientation, you will learn the different ways to volunteer, the expectations and procedures involved in volunteering with us, and receive a tour of the Adoption Center. At the end of the tour, you can then purchase your volunteer t-shirt. All volunteers must wear their volunteer t-shirt while on campus.
In House Training: Some volunteer tasks, such as feline care and dog walking, require additional training. During the training, you will learn the protocols and safety procedures associated with that task.
Age Requirements: Youth ages 14-17 are permitted without a guardian. Younger children are permitted to assist a parent or guardian who has gone through the volunteer application process and must be supervised at all times. Youth under the age of 16 are not permitted to walk our dogs but may accompany an adult who has completed the necessary training.
School Community Service: If your school community service requirement is 10 hours or more, please complete the volunteer application by clicking on “Apply Now” above. If you need fewer than 10 hours, you can complete those hours by volunteering at any one of our community events, organizing a donation drive, or becoming a part of our Nuzzle Buddies program. Please contact Kathryn Shelton at (912) 354-9515 x 112 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Court-Related Community Service: A Community Service Orientation is required before beginning any service hours.
Group Volunteer/Community Service Projects: Requests for group volunteer or community service projects must be submitted 30 days in advance for approval.