Volunteer Application

Suncoast Humane Society encourages the participation of volunteers who support our mission “to encourage, honor and support the human-animal bond in the Suncoast Region of Florida”, and our vision “to celebrate a community whose pets are safe, protected and loved.”

Suncoast Humane Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1971. We accept all animals through managed intake and do not turn an animal away based on health, temperament, age, size, or breed. We do this by providing innovative programs through Sheltering, Prevention and Community Outreach, aimed to care for pets and the people who love them. 

If you support our mission and wish to apply for a volunteer position, please complete the following application. The information on this form will help us determine the appropriate volunteer position.

After your submission, our Volunteer Coordinator, Suzanne Raby, will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

    Volunteer Application Form

    Do you live here year round
    Age Group
    Occupation
    Is this for school-required community service?
    Do you have any pets of your own?
    Availability

    Please check the opportunities and interests that apply to you, we will do our best to help you find a perfect match.

    One on One with Animals

    Shifts - Tues-Fri 11-1 pm, 1-3 p, 3-5pm; Sat, 10 -1 pm, 1-4 pm

    Shifts - Mon-Sun: am & pm – shifts vary by store

    Shifts - Mon-Sun: 7:30am, 12pm

    Please complete the separate Foster Application found under the ‘Foster’ tab

    Thrift Stores

    Shift times will vary within store hours of Mon. – Sat., 9am – 5pm

    Shift times will vary within store hours of Mon. – Sat., 9am – 5pm, and Sun., 10am – 4pm

    Transportation

    Shifts - Mon-Sat: times vary

    Shifts - Mon-Sat: times vary

    Shelter Visitor Assistant

    Shifts - Tues-Fri: 11-1 pm, 1-3 pm, 3-5 pm; Sat: 10-1 pm, 1-4 pm

    Fundraising

    Shifts for all tasks below - days/times vary

    Maintenance

    Shifts for all tasks below - Tues-Sat: 11 am-3 pm

    Outreach Events

    Shifts for all tasks below - days/times vary.

    Agreement

    As a volunteer for the Suncoast Humane Society (SHS), I agree to abide by the Society’s policies and procedures. I understand I will be volunteering at my own risk. SHS, its employees or affiliates, do not assume any responsibility or liability for any accident, injury, or health problems which may arise from any volunteer work I perform. As an SHS volunteer, I agree that all work I perform is on a voluntary basis and I am not eligible to receive any monetary payment or rewards. I agree that I am not volunteering as part of any court-appointed or teen court-appointed community service program. I fully understand and agree with the terms of this agreement.

    By signing this agreement, you are also agreeing to an interview, orientation (if accepted), and appropriate training for the volunteer position.

    Waiver Statement

    As a volunteer for the Suncoast Humane Society, I agree to abide by the Society’s policies and procedures. I understand that all volunteers working for the shelter do so at their own risk and that the Society, its employees, or affiliates cannot assume any responsibility for liability for any accident, injury or health problems that may arise from any volunteer work I perform for the Society. As a Suncoast Humane Society volunteer, I agree that all work I do is on a voluntary basis and I am not eligible to receive any monetary payments or rewards. I am also aware that I may be terminated from this position if in violation of any of the policies or procedures of the Suncoast Humane Society.

    Volunteer Tetanus Waiver

    Suncoast Humane Society feels that it is important for all volunteers to be current on their tetanus vaccinations if they will be handling animals as a Suncoast Humane Society volunteer.

    If a volunteer has a question about the tetanus vaccination heor she is encouraged to consult a physician, at the volunteer’s own expense, to decide whether or not to be vaccinated against tetanus.

    I have read, understand and agree to the above. Furthermore, I release Suncoast Humane Society from all responsibility that may occur because of my not being vaccinated against Tetanus and I understand that whatever decision I make regarding a Tetanus vaccination, is at my own risk.

    After your submission, our Volunteer Coordinator, Suzanne Raby, will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

    Click here to download a PDF version of our Volunteer Application
    Click here to download a PDF version of our Volunteer Waivers