Current Volunteer Opportunities
You can help pets in need as a volunteer at the Humane Society of Rome! As a volunteer, you become part of a team committed to providing loving, quality care to pets in need, while also making the community a better place for our pets and their people. Together, we can make a big difference for the animals!
Pet Therapy – Bring an adoptable shelter pet to local nursing homes for scheduled visitations with the residents.
PetSmart – Care for our cats and cages at our off-site adoption location in Consumer Square, New Hartford.
Offsite Activities –Year round and particularly during the summer months, HSR, participates in many off-site events for the purposes of promoting our organization and educating the public. The events are a way for the local community to learn more about our shelter as well as showing our animals and raising funds. Some of our off-site activities include: local home shows, craft shows, Adopt-a-Palozza, Honor America Days, Canine Carnival and Paws along the Erie Canal. This volunteer task in many cases requires setting up/taking down a booth display and good verbal skills are necessary.
Fundraising and Special Event Planning–The Humane Society relies heavily on its fundraising events every year to support its operational costs and to keep our facility running. Be a part of planning fun and productive events. Events are held throughout the year require much preparation and the planning begins months in advance. Volunteers participate by serving on planning committees, lending a hand at events, securing donations from local business. Opportunities are available to take on leadership and support roles and include marketing and fundraising, planning and completion of tasks within deadlines, securing event sponsorships, securing auction items, and setup and take down on the day of the event. Volunteers see projects through from beginning to end, including the many details of major events.
If you are interested in getting involved, please fill out the volunteer form below. Volunteers under 16 need to get their parent’s or guardian’s permission and *must* be accompanied by an adult.