Volunteer With Us!
Next New Volunteer Training: Saturday, February 2nd @ 10:00 a.m.
Thank You for Wanting to Lend a Helping Paw! Glynn County Animal Control’s volunteers are a vital part of our organization and help us in a variety of ways. Volunteers help with everything from walking to dogs to planning events. Whatever your talents or interests we are sure to have a volunteer position that is a good fit!
Individual Volunteers: New Volunteer Training is held once each month and RSVP is requested. Training is your opportunity to learn more about Glynn County Animal Control, what we do, why we do it, and how you can help. Volunteer applications should be submitted before training by visiting the shelter and talking with our Division Manager. To RSVP for a training, please contact our Division Manager at 912-554-7500 or firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the shelter during open hours.
Family Volunteers: Children 12-16 years of age are welcome to volunteer when accompanied by a parent or guardian who attends training with them and provides direct supervision at all times. Family volunteering provides children with the opportunity to learn about animal control and sheltering and provides our pets with the opportunity to interact with various ages of volunteers. Youth volunteers will have limited direct interaction with the shelter pets due to liability concerns.
Paws to Read! Children with a parent or guardian can bring books to read to our shelter dogs & cats. A brief orientation and youth volunteer applications are done before introducing you to our deserving homeless pets. Schedule your orientation by calling our Division Manager at 554-7501 or emailing email@example.com
School/Group Projects or Community Service (not court ordered): We are able to accommodate a small number of groups depending upon our needs at the time. Groups of volunteers assist us with basic tasks such as cleaning/organizing projects and yard work. Groups are not always able to directly interact with our pets because animal-handling volunteer positions require additional training.
Court Ordered Community Service: Glynn County Animal Control does accept court-ordered community service. Court-ordered community service volunteers primarily assist with the cleaning of the shelter facilities, doing laundry, etc. This type of volunteering is not hands-on with the shelter pets. To apply for this program, individuals must be at least 18 years of age and meet in advance with our Division Manager. A copy of your court order and your government-issued ID are required.
Dog Walker/Cat Playdates — We have a small staff and a lot of shelter pets in our care. Dog walkers and Cat Playdate volunteers provide much-needed exercise and socialization for either the shelter dogs or cats. Volunteer between 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (except County holidays). Regular volunteers may also be approved for Dog Field Trips (taking shelter dogs on day trips) or Foster Homes (temporary homes for dogs or cats needing medical or behavioral support).
Special Event Volunteer — Glynn County Animal Control participates in off-site events frequently throughout the year and we always need help transporting shelter pets to and from the events and interacting with potential adopters at the event. Special event volunteers are used on an as-needed basis.
Adoption Counselor — One of GCAC’s most rewarding volunteer opportunities: experienced volunteers assist visitors at our shelter with selecting the perfect new fur-ever friend. Volunteer between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Other Opportunities — Do you have a special talent or skill that you would like to share? Talk with our Division Manager – we’re open to discussing potential opportunities/projects.
Ready to get started? Fill out our on-line volunteer application!
Submit an online request to perform Court Ordered Community Service