How To Get Started
Attend an Open House
In order to become a volunteer with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, interested individuals are required to attend* a Volunteer Open House. Sessions are held approximately four times a month in our Conference Center at 3607 N Armenia Ave, and last about an hour and a half. There is no application needed prior to attending an Open House.
The calendar at right shows available Open House dates (in red). Space is limited. To register, click on the date you desire, then click on “register now”.
*Students participating in our School Community Service Program, individuals serving court-ordered community service, and group volunteers are not required to attend an Open House.
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Resources & Information
Volunteer Manager Contact
The Volunteer Manager is available Tuesday through Saturday between 9am and 5pm. Messages and voicemails will be returned.
Any companies interested in sending employees for group volunteering should contact our Volunteer Manager to schedule.
Children must be at least 16 years old to volunteer on their own. Children under 16 years of age may volunteer with a parent/guardian.
If you are interested in fostering sick, injured or underage animals, please click below
School Service Hours
If you are over 16 and need community service hours for school or a scholarship, please click below. If you are under 16, you can still earn school hours when you volunteer with your parent or guardian.
Court-ordered Community Service
To enroll for court-ordered community service, please bring your paperwork to the shelter any day between 1:00pm and 3:00pm and ask to speak with the kennel supervisor or lead kennel attendant. For more information, call 813-774-4317.