To become a volunteer, you are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation. Orientations will be held twice a month in the HSTB Conference Center (holidays and special events excluded). These dates are subject to change so please check this site frequently for any changes in dates and/or times. You are required to pre-register for the orientation.

To register, click “Register Now” on the calendar below and you will be redirected to the registration page. If the date you wish to attend does not appear in the drop down menu, that means that registration for that session is full.

School Community Service Hours

High school and college students seeking hours for school service requirements do not need to attend an orientation or fill out an application, but must SIGN UP HERE. Please note that the only available shifts are those listed on the site. Please sign up for ONE shift only. If you are unable to make it, please cancel your shift as soon as possible. Two no-shows will make the offender ineligible to volunteer at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. When you arrive at the shelter for your shift, you will sign in with Leslie, Tammy, or Angel. Students must be 16 years old to volunteer and must follow our volunteer dresscode:

  • No sandals, flip-flops, tank or tube tops
  • Rubber soled, closed toe shoes are best (i.e. gym shoes or work boots)
  • Clothes may be exposed to bleach while volunteering, so please dress accordingly
  • Revealing and/or offensive clothing will not be allowed

Volunteer Orientation Registration

Once you have registered for orientation, please complete the online Volunteer application. See calendar below for the next Orientation dates:

*Orientations start promptly at 10:00 AM or 5:30 PM, please make every effort to arrive on time. If you arrive late, you may be asked to attend the next orientation. Prior to Orientation, please review the Volunteer Training Manual. On your first day of volunteering you will be given your volunteer t-shirt and name badge for a $5 donation.

Please note: You must be 16 years or older to volunteer at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

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