The Humane Society of Marion County, Florida

Long Term Volunteers

This program provides a wide variety of opportunities and schedules for those who are interested in volunteering regularly for more than 6 months. Ages 14 and up are welcome in this program, but volunteers aged 14-15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also a volunteer. Volunteers can earn hours for school or work through this program.

Please Note: If you need community service hours for court, or hours for a PreTrial Diversion or PreTrial Intervention (PTI) program, those must be done through our Court Program and cannot be completed through the Long-Term Program.


  • Be willing to volunteer at least once a month for 6 or more months
  • Complete the new volunteer training program (online manual, test, orientation tour)
  • All ages are welcome in this program, but those who are under the age of 16 will need to volunteer with a parent or guardian at all times.  The adult accompanying a child under 16 must create a separate account and complete all training requirements as well.

How To Become A Volunteer

1- Read the Volunteer Handbook.

2- Complete the Volunteer Quiz.

3- Upon successfully completing the quiz, you will be sent a volunteer application via email (within 72 hours).

4- Fill out your application, sign up for an orientation, and sign your waivers.

5- Attend Orientation and you are now ready to volunteer as a Level One.

6- Sign in and check your hours anytime here.

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