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 group and the public regarding  important animal issues.

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.

Donations – Help get much needed donations (funds, treats, toys, etc.) for the shelter.

Special Events – Help plan, organize or work one of our events such as the PAWS on the GREEN, Pause for a Cause, Pictures with Santa and many more.

Fundraising – Help raise funds for our present shelter and work with us to build our new shelter!

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.

Humane Society of Rome Volunteer Application

  • The Humane Society of Rome is released from all liability for any injury or
    damage to person and/or property which may occur.
  • The HSR is not a veterinary hospital and cannot guarantee the temperament, disposition, behavior, or health of the animals. Therefore, there is potential for minor injuries and exposure to zoonotic diseases.
  • Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This is a volunteer position and there will be no compensation for the services provided.

  • By signing below, I acknowledge the above statements and agree to their content.

    Name (required)

    Address (required)

    City (required)

    Zip Code (required)

    Home Phone

    Your Email (required)

    Are you 16 years of age or over? Please note: if under 16, your parent or guardian must sign below and must accompany you while you volunteer.
     Y N

    Please indicate the best way to contact you (required)
     Mail E-mail Phone
    If by phone  Before 5:00PM After 5:00PM

    I am interested in volunteering for the following. Please check all that apply. (required)
     Cats Dogs PetSmart Cat care Dog walking Fundraising Donation collections Public relations Pet therapy Transport animals Fostering animals Lead volunteer Off-site adoption events Office work Bulletins/newsletters

    How often can you volunteer and what are the best days/times?

    Have you volunteered or worked for another shelter/rescue group?
     Y N

    Please note any other areas in which you might be able to help.


    PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN (For those volunteers under 16 years of age)
    As a parent or legal guardian of the above named Volunteer, I hereby give my consent to allow my (child, ward) to volunteer services for HSR as described within.
    I verify the above volunteer is years of age and will be accompanied by an adult.

    Signature of Parent/Guardian:
    Relationship to volunteer:

    Parent/Guardian Home Phone

    By checking this box, I acknowledge the above statements and agree to their content: