Other Ways To Help

Aluminum Can Recycling – HSHC has 13 recycling bins throughout the county and North Columbus. Volunteers pick up cans from the collection sites and deliver to recycler in Columbus. In addition, we collect metal for recycling as well. This includes washers, dryers and scrap metal of all kinds. Volunteers pick up items at the Adoption Center or at donor’s home.

Housekeeping – Keeping up with laundry, dishes, organizing donations, and daily workspace cleaning is required daily at the Adoption Center. Volunteers help lighten the load so staff can concentrate on keeping animal care a priority.

Doggone Good Treasures – HSHC’s resale shop in Pine Mountain needs retail help Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm (two 3 hour shifts are available). In addition, inventory volunteers on off days process, price and display donations. All proceeds from the shop support the Humane Society’s life-saving mission.

Transportation Volunteers – transport dogs and cats from Adoption Center to veterinary visits each Tuesday and Thursday. Drop off at vet at 8:30 am and pick up at 4:00 pm. Strong back required. Crates need to be moved into vet office to contain animals during their visit. Each leg of trip is about 1 ½ hours.

Office Volunteer – answer phones, meet public, facilitate adoptions, laundry and dishes. Volunteers needed Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Grant Writing – Volunteer needed to assist Executive Director with grant applications. Work can be done at home.

Dog Walking and Training – Getting dogs out, exercised and instilling good manners is critical to their well-being. The HSHC Adoption Center has a walking trail as well as a play yard for a variety of exercise opportunities. As many of our dogs lack leash manners a sense of humor is required for this task. This activity is available 6 days a week. Walking starts after 11:00 am  to 4:00 pm. Special orientation is required for dog handling.

Walking Trail Volunteers – general maintenance of established walking trail includes clearing new growth, raking and filling trail, maintaining plantings, etc.  Once a month.

Pet Smart and Offsite Adoption Volunteers – 75% of our adoptions still take place away from the Adoption Center on Saturdays and Sundays. Adoption volunteers are needed to help pack and transport animals to and from remote sites, in addition volunteers are needed to help with the adoption event itself which typically runs from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Grooming and Adoption Prep – Friday afternoons means getting the animals for the weekend in ship shape for adoptions. Basic bathing and brushing along with ears and nails are the focus. Wet and messy work, a sense of humor would be helpful.

Photography – Good photographs of our animals can make or break a possible inquiry off the internet and social media. This need is weekly with no particular day of the week specified. Photographs of special events and volunteer events are needed as well. Animal photographs require at least two people.