Humane Society of Schuyler County

Volunteer Information

CATS - 124 Marina Drive, Montour Falls, NY 14865
DOGS - Van Zandt Hollow Rd - Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Spay/Neuter Clinic: 2386 County Route 10 - Alpine, NY
HSSC Phone: (607) 594-2255 - Shelter Phone: (607) 535-9960
US Mail: PO Box 427 Montour Falls, New York 14865
Fax: 845-501-3211

What Do Volunteers Do? | How Kids Can Help | Volunteer Spotlight | Volunteer Application/Waiver Agreement

What Do Volunteers Do?

The Humane Society needs you!  Are you an active person who loves cats? 

We are in great need of morning cat care volunteers.  We are looking for volunteers who can devote at least 2 hours twice a month. 

We need people to arrive by 8:30 am.  We scoop boxes, clean floors, dishes, windows, laundry, etc.   Must be able to lift 25 pounds, bend, kneel, etc - kinda like yoga with cats (well not quite).

We also spend time grooming, playing and socializing the cats/kittens.  Rewards include kitty cuddles, snacks, coffee/tea and tons of appreciation.

Call us at 594.2255 or send us an email or fill out one of our volunteer forms and either email it or US Mail it back to us.

 

Help at our Wags to Riches Thrift Boutique

The success of our store depends largely on volunteers like you. The more volunteers we have to staff the store the more hours we can be open.  Should you have any questions please contact us at 594-2255.

Do you have carpentry skills?

We need help building shelters for outdoor stray and feral cats. We also need help with the renovation projects at our new location in Montour Falls.  If you have carpentry skills, please check out this instruction manual for building warm shelters out of styrofoam.

Fundraising and PR Events

  • Earth Day
  • Cans for Cats
  • Rummage Sale
  • Montour Falls Fireman’s Parade
  • Cardboard Boat Race
  • Holiday Events
  • Photos with Santa at Pet Smart
  • Pancake Breakfast – Moose Lodge

Fostering cats and kittens

Adoption Days

  • Petsmart - we NEED people to spend a few hours on Saturdays and Sundays at the Ithaca PetsMart to show our cats/kittens to potential adoptors.  Please call us and leave a message on our answering machine if you could help.
  • Spay/Neuter Clinic
  • Special adoption Weekends

Cat Care – Feeding, cleaning and cuddling

Clinics

  • Spay/Neuter Clinics 
  • Rabies Clinics

Groundskeeping

  • Spring and Fall Clean up Days
  • On-going maintenance: mowing, bush trimming, plant watering

Transportation

  • Cats for Spay/neuter clinic
  • Cats to and from Petsmart       

Newsletter

  • Writing
  • Assembly
  • Distribution

Correspondence

  • Thank you letters
  • Special Mailings

Other Ways to Help

  • Fund a spay/neuter surgery for a low-income family
  • Become a feral cat colony caretaker

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How Kids Can Help

This is a great way to teach them about compassion and the need to lovingly care for other animals.

Children under the age of 16 can help with fund-raising events, making toys for the animals, collecting redeemable cans/bottles, collecting towels, making popsicles for the dogs, etc. but they cannot be directly involved in animal care.

Children 16 - 18 are welcome to work with cats/kittens (not dogs) at the discretion of the Board and so long as they are supervised by a parent or other adult.

18 years and older are welcome to volunteer in all capacities.

Volunteer Spotlight

This section will highlight our wonderful volunteers.  If you have had a good experience with an HSSC volunteer and would like to share it with us, please send us an email.

Volunteer Application - this must be completed by EVERY VOLUNTEER and mailed back to us.

Volunteer Liability Waiver Form - this must be completed by EVERY VOLUNTEER and mailed back to us.

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