HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER
- In order to become a registered volunteer, you must be 16 years old and attend an orientation and training.
- We also allow school and court mandated community service hours excluding the following charges: violence of any kind, DUI, drug, theft, and felonies. Please call 305-749-1843 or email [email protected] to determine eligibility requirements.
Orientation Sessions: The orientation sessions are held the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 12 noon. No RSVP is needed for the orientation. Please arrive 20-30 minutes early as seating is limited. This is the only location available for volunteering. The address is: 16101 West Dixie Highway North Miami Beach. If you are unable to attend Saturday orientations but would like to be a volunteer please e-mail your availability to [email protected].
PLEASE NOTE: September and October’s volunteer orientations will be held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month (September 10, September 24, October 8 and October 22, 2016). All orientations thereafter will resume the usual schedule of the first and third Saturday of the month.
Foster Care Program and Foster Orientation Sessions: Click here to learn more about the rewarding experience of being a Foster Parent.RSVP is required for Foster orientation. Please RSVP to: [email protected].
Interview: After attending orientation you will be scheduled for a brief interview and/or training. The purpose of the interview is to help us become acquainted with you and determine your volunteer interests.
Training: Following the brief interview, you will be given a training related to your specific areas of interest. During hands-on training; volunteers learn about safety procedures, pet adoptions, animal behavior and other important information about the Humane Society’s many programs.
* Volunteer hours are flexible; we do not require you to commit to a schedule.