Volunteering



Coming Soon…

Thank you for your interest in our volunteer program!
 

We are currently in the process of improving the program. Please check back soon to see our updated list of volunteer opportunities. In the meantime, you can start the application process by downloading the appropriate form below:
 

Ages 16 and Up   Under 16 with Adult Supervision   Court Ordered
Please apply in person at Shelby Humane Society.


ALL applicants must also complete the Waiver of Liability Form.
 

Completed forms may be submitted via email to fcortes@shelbyhumane.org or by fax to (205) 669-3819. Once we have reviewed your application, we will be in touch to notify you of our decision.
 

You can also support SHS through the Give Me Five Program

If you are interested in fulfilling your 5 hours of community service for the Give Me Five program for school and are 16 years old or older, you can apply to volunteer through the application above. If you are younger than 16, you may submit an application to volunteer with an adult for your hours (see application above).
 

In addition, you may obtain volunteer hours by hosting a fundraiser or supply drive for SHS. Some examples of these activities are:

  • Hold a yard sale, bake sale or lemonade sale to benefit the shelter. Have fun making signs and decorating for the event. Inform visitors that their contributions will support homeless animals. Purchase Purina Puppy Chow or Purina Kitten Chow. (For every bag of food donated we give 1 hour).
  • Hold a wish-list supply drive in your community. Write a letter to your neighbors with the supply list attached and set a date that you will be going around collecting the supplies. Ask a local business or school to allow collection bins in their establishments and arrange to pick up the items and deliver them to the shelter. OUR BIGGEST NEED is Purina Puppy Chow and Purina Kitten Chow. For every bag of food donated we give 1 hour.

If you will be hosting the fundraiser or drive at a local business, be sure to obtain permission from the business and send this permission to fcortes@shelbyhumane.org before your event.