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!

Shelter Helpers – This is a great opportunity to help care for the animals and learn how a shelter runs.

Pet Therapy – Bring an adoptable shelter pet to local nursing homes for scheduled visitations with the residents.

Foster Parent – Take an animal into your home temporarily and provide it with the care and TLC they need.

PetSmart – Care for our cats and cages at our off-site adoption location in Consumer Square,  New Hartford.

Community Education – Work with local groups and the public regarding  important animal issues, this includes working at booth displays to educate and inform the public about HSR.

Off Site Adoptions – In order to save more lives, the HSR partners with many other organizations and businesses so that we can reach even more people interested in adopting.  These locations allow us to bring our pets closer to adopters throughout the region.

Maintenance – Help with general maintenance items around the shelter.

Fundraising and Special Events – Help raise funds to cover operating expenses for our shelter.  Help plan, organize or work one of our events such as the PAWS on the GREEN, PAWS for a Cause, Pictures with Santa and many more.

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.

Have an idea?  We welcome all suggestions/ideas.