Lending A Paw
Looking to give back to the community and want to help homeless pets? Our volunteers’ dedication and hard work makes an incredible difference in the lives of thousands of homeless animals.
Volunteers are an integral part of the Humane Society of Pinellas, providing assistance to our staff and animals over 40,000 hours annually. Just like our staff and animals, volunteers are considered part of the HSP family and are valued members of the shelter team.
Volunteers dedicated to our cause participate in programs such as training our shelter dogs, bathing our animals, and coordinating events.
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Long Term Adult Volunteering
Help is needed in many different areas including adoptions, animal behavior, humane education, disaster response, fundraising events, our low-cost Pet Hospital, and more! Long-term adult volunteers are asked to commit to a regular volunteer schedule of one 2-4 hour shift per week, but monthly and as needed positions are available as well. All volunteers must participate in our orientation, in which volunteers discover which program is right for them, and specific training based on their volunteer role.
Due to the state of emergency, we have postponed the orientation of new volunteers until further notice. You are more than welcome to fill out an application, and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with you when we are able to onboard new volunteers.
Currently Recruiting Volunteers for:
The Humane Society of Pinellas does not offer court-ordered community service hours and, due to the amount of training required to work with our animals, we do not offer one-time opportunities for individuals.
Teens can make a BIG difference in the lives of homeless animals and the Humane Society of Pinellas invites you to join our mission. Teen Volunteers, 15 to 18 years old, assist our Animal Caretakers with daily kennel duties to keep the shelter clean and healthy.
Due to the state of emergency, Summer and Fall Semester applications will be postponed until further notice.
Our teen program has four semesters throughout the year:
Teen volunteers must meet these requirements:
Each 3-month session has limited openings for new volunteers and applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Interested in having your business, sports team or group volunteer at the Humane Society of Pinellas? We have a variety of opportunities for larger adult groups to help HSP and our homeless pets. Please click on the Contact button below to get in touch with an HSP team member!
Due to the state of emergency, we have postponed work groups until further notice.
Have Volunteering Questions?
Our Volunteer Coordinator will be happy to help figure out the best volunteer opportunity for yourself, your family, or your group.