Volunteer

Volunteers

We are always looking for great volunteers to help us with our mission. HSTV volunteers can be found working with animals or assisting in our day-to-day operations. There are also opportunities to help off-site where you can engage with the public to inform them about our organization and educate others about our mission.

Online Volunteer Application

Volunteer Requirements:
Valid Driver's License
$10 T-Shirt Fee
Donate 1 hour a month to stay active in volunteer system
Access to Transportation
Attend Orientation Session
Sampling of the volunteer opportunities available at HSTV:Volunteer Position Description
Adoption AmbassadorAssist Adoption Counselors on the Adoption Floor.
Animal TransportTransport animals between partner shelters & HSTV.
Be Their VoiceInform and educate the community at local venues & events.
Clerical AssistantAssist staff with large mailings, organization, and document preparation for adoption.
Clinic AssistantAssist spay/neuter clinic staff: clean and organize the clinic after surgery.
Donation TechSort & distribute donated items throughout the facility.
Donation TransportPick up donations from area locations and deliver to HSTV.
Education AssistantAssist the Education Coordinator in teaching humane education to local students.
Enrichment TechWork one-on-one with animals using toys, puzzles, and games.
Hiking HoundsCheck out a dog during program hours & go on a hike!
Kennel AssistantAssist Kennel Techs with the animals includes walking animals, cleaning cages & more!
Special Events CrewWork special events at HSTV or around town, setup/breakdown booths & engage with public.

Check out our HSTV Volunteer Manual for expanded volunteer descriptions.

Education Assistants

We welcome volunteers to help us educate the next generation of animal advocates and pet lovers. Volunteers will assist in the schools, shelter programs & community events.

Education Volunteer Application

Junior Volunteers

We welcome volunteers ages 12-18 without a driver’s license if joined by parent/guardian. We require that the parent/guardian also attend orientation and purchase a volunteer t-shirt.

Group Volunteering

If you have a group of volunteers who would like to offer their time to our organization, please don’t hesitate! HSTV welcomes groups of volunteers to help with large tasks that require many hands. If you are interested in volunteering with a group of friends, family, or co-workers, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Court-ordered Community Service

We do accept court-ordered volunteers on a very limited basis. All individuals must present documentation verifying the type of offense. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, have no criminal record in sexual offense, theft, violent crimes or animal cruelty. Court ordered community service volunteers are required to pay a $75 (non-refundable) fee to cover their uniform and their background check. HSTV reserves the right to refuse any court-ordered volunteers for offenses not listed above.

Interested in Court Ordered Community Service hours? Please fill out the online COCS Application. Questions? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Heroes & Hounds

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Heroes & Hounds is a program that teaches military veterans the proper skills needed to train dogs. Veterans work one-on-one with our shelter dogs, following a structured program.

For more information on Heroes & Hounds, contact Michelle White at training@humanesocietytennessee.com or 865-566-3039/865-573-9675.

 

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