Please complete this form if you are interested in becoming a Humane Society of Cambria County volunteer. Please know that all prospective volunteers must meet the approval of staff and board members. The Humane Society of Cambria County reserves the right to refuse volunteer work to any individual who does not qualify or meet the needs of our organization.
The volunteers who assist us take on a variety of roles to provide the best service and care possible to our animals and visitors from the community. There are many ways to help! From dog walking and cat cuddling, to doing dishes and yard maintenance, to participating in special events and serving on committees.
Before submitting your application, please review the following requirements:
- Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age or older. Volunteers between 12 and 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Volunteers may independently volunteer at the age of 16 with cats ONLY. Volunteers under 18 years of age must have consent from his or her parent(s) or guardian(s). Volunteers may volunteer with dogs at 18 years of age or older.
- Volunteers assisted by Direct Support Professionals must be accompanied by his or her Direct Support Professional at all times. Direct Support Professionals are required to complete all necessary training along with his or her client to volunteer. Direct Support Professionals may oversee ONLY one of his or her clients per volunteer shift.
- Volunteers completing community service must provide paperwork detailing who requires the community service, the amount of hours to be completed, and for what reason the service is to be done to email@example.com prior to participating in any orientations, trainings, or volunteering.
Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by our Volunteer Coordinator who will then inform you, the applicant, of the approval or denial of your volunteer request.
If approved, you will meet with the Coordinator for Volunteer Orientation. They are scheduled every other week on Wednesdays from 5-5:30pm or Sundays from 12:30-1pm. You will also be required to complete further training for particular volunteer activities like our Dog Handling Class and Cat Care Class.
Once you complete the form, click the 'Continue' button at the bottom of the page to submit. Thank you for wanting to make a difference!