Volunteer

Every Animal Deserves Love

Looking for a way to give back? Want to help animals? Then we are looking for you! Here at SEVHS our volunteers are instrumental to helping our facility run! We have a new Volunteer Program set up to work around your likes and still help us with our animals. If you are interested in volunteering, please stop by the shelter today!

Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Southeast Volusia Humane Society. We rely on the generosity and hard work of our amazing volunteers, and hope your experience with us will be fulfilling for both you and the animals!

By Answering the following questions, will help enable us to fit the right volunteering opportunities with your skills and personality. On behalf of the SEVHS staff, we thank you for your time.

Southeast Volusia Humane Society
1200 S. Glencoe Road
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Tel: (386) 428-9860
Fax: (386) 423-1376
Email: info@sevhumanesociety.org

Will your volunteering be seasonal? If Yes, what months are you available?
Volunteer Opportunities (See descriptions of positions) please select one.
Southeast Volusia Humane Society - SAFETY PROCEDURES
Adult Volunteer Release
I, _____________________________________hereby give my consent to the Southeast Volusia Humane Society to perform volunteer services and fully understand and acknowledge that services are to be performed subject to all of the rules and regulations of the Society. Any violation thereof shall be cause for immediate dismissal of all services, and that all services I perform are strictly voluntary, without pay or compensation of any sort and without liability of any nature on behalf of the Society. I further acknowledge that all services are performed at my own risk. On behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives or administrator. I hereby release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Southeast Volusia Humane Society, its agents, servants and employees for and against any and all claims, causes of action, demands, judgements, or fees incurred by the Society, including but not limited to animal bites, accidents or injuries.
1. Always use a lead (leash) when moving of handling any dogs.
2. If an animal is in a run or cage and you are scared or uncomfortable with that animal, please do not handle it! Animals can sense your fear and uneasiness, get assistance from a Staff member.
3. Report all aggressive animals to a SEVHS Staff member immediately. This includes growling, cowering, hissing, and scratching. It can be dangerous to break up a dog fight. Don’t panic, call for help right away!! And above all, keep your safety utmost in your mind.
4. Do NOT allow animals to get close to each other. This could pass along diseases or cause a fight. ALWAYS check with a Staff member on duty if you are unfamiliar with an animal before holding or walking it. You must also wait for a Staff member to hook up an animal to a leash unless O.K.’d to do so without assistance.
5. Report any unusual animal behavior or injury you see to a Staff member.
6. Any kennel or cage marked with QUARANTINE or EMPLOYEES ONLY sign, is strictly off limits to all volunteers unless instructed otherwise.
7. All cuts, scrapes, bites, or injuries of any kind you must report it immediately to the Volunteer Coordinator or Kennel Manager, no matter how minor.
8. Never hold an animal at your face or put your face in the animals face, you could be bitten!
9. If an animal get loose, close the doors. Do not chase the animal, let it go where it wants and let it calm down. Get help if needed and KEEP A SOLID OBJECT BETWEEN AN AGGRESSIVE DOG AND YOU.
10. Don’t go into a run and close it behind you. If an animal becomes frightened or aggressive while you are in the cage, you will not be able to get out and you could be seriously injured. Try to get the animal to come to you first, outside the kennel.
11. If an animal is sleeping, wake it up first by clapping your hands or calling its name from outside its kennel, before putting on a leash or handling it.
12. When handling cats, a lot of the above information applies to them also. You must sanitize your hands after handling each cat.
13. Most of all, we want you to have fun with our furry friends while giving them some much deserved love!
I _________________________________________ understand that public relations are an important part of volunteering at the Southeast Volusia Humane Society. On behalf of myself, I allow the Society to use my photographs for use in any public relations efforts.
If you are interested in becoming a FOSTER parent, please fill out an application here.