Volunteer Welcome Letter and Orientation

Dear Friend of HSPC:

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Humane Society of Pulaski County. It is truly an exciting place to be; a place where you can really make a difference.

Hands-on programs include walking, grooming, socializing, manners training, and sometimes cleaning. Other hands-on opportunities involve taking dogs to off-site adoption events, to festivals and fundraisers and to nursing homes through our Puppy Love program. Volunteers are also needed to help transport animals to media appearances and vet appointments.

For those who choose not to work directly with the animals, other volunteer jobs are available. We also need people interested in landscaping and lawn maintenance, maintaining Collection Banks, helping with Rummage Sales and the HSPC Resale Booth, and participating in other one-time special projects that arise during the year.

Volunteers interested in special events and fundraising can help with a variety of annual projects including Regining Cats and Dogs (November), the HSPC Day Planner, Dog Washer (Summer), Brews and Barks, and Pet Photos with Santa (Fall). Volunteers for these events can work on planning committees, seek donated items, coordinate individual events, work on the day of the event and help with setup/break down.

Whether you contribute an hour a year or an hour a day, we hope you'll join our group of animal-loving volunteers. It's fun and rewarding!

  • Those interested in becoming volunteers must attend an orientation session to learn about the various opportunities available to HSPC volunteers followed by a tour of the shelter. Immediately following the orientation and tour, there will be in-shelter training for volunteers who want to work hands-on with the animals in the kennels or who are just planning to escort them to community events. It is also recommended that new in-shelter volunteers continue to work with mentors (LEAD Volunteers) until they are comfortable and reasonably acquainted with its residents.¬†Once you have submitted your completed application you will begin receiving email notifications when orientations are scheduled.

  • The key to success and personal fulfillment with working in-shelter is committing time each week when possible to learn the various personalities of the animals. There is nothing like the special bonds that form between shelter animals and the volunteers that nurture them.

  • The minimum age to volunteer is 18 years old in order to lead/control animals. Shelter volunteers that are under 18 years of age must volunteer with their parent or legal guardian, who shall also be a shelter volunteer, at all times. These youth volunteers may interact with animals inside the dog park, home again room, cat room and in other controlled environments.


Our address is 14600 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, AR 72210

Phone number: 501.227.6166

    Thank you for caring!

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