This program is open to students ages 16 and older who need community service hours for school or for a scholarship. For these students, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay offers a daily shift working with our kennel staff to get the shelter cleaned each morning. The shift is from 8am through 12pm, and we allow four students to volunteer for this shift each day. Students do not need to attend a Volunteer Open House for this program.
Children under the age of 16 can still earn school hours by volunteering with a parent or guardian through our regular volunteer program. Click here for more information.
Be at least 16 years of age
May only sign up for ONE shift per day
Must cancel ASAP if you are unable to fulfill your shift
Two no-shows will make you ineligible to volunteer
Service Day Guidelines
Sign in with the volunteer manager, kennel supervisor, or lead kennel attendant when you arrive
Adhere to the volunteer dress code
Volunteer Dress Code
No sandals, flip-flops, tank or tube tops
No revealing and/or offensive clothing
Rubber soled, closed-toe shoes are recommended
Clothes may be exposed to bleach, please dress accordingly
You do not need to attend an Open House. Simply click below to schedule your hours!
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 our kennel supervisor or lead kennel attendant. For more information call 813-774-4317.