|Retail and Public Venues|
Many of our animals live in foster homes and are only seen at offsite adoption events. To help these animals find forever homes, foster parents regularly take their animals to an offsite adoption event at a retail partner -- PetSmart, Petco, Rucker Pet & Wild Bird, or Pooch & Paws. Volunteer help is needed to set up / take down tables, crates, fill water bowls, etc.; greet shoppers, answer questions, supervise interactions with animals, walk dogs, screen potential adopters, and help them find just the right pet. A successful adoption is the reward.
Many partner businesses (restaurants, stores) allow HSFC to place donation jars/boxes at their location to collect donations (money, food, litter). Marketing volunteers would regularly service these locations, deliver donations to the Center, and recruit new business partner.
Cat Care Habitat – PetSmart (Cumming)
Our cats in the PetSmart habitat look forward to their meals and clean cage – twice every day. It takes about an hour, either in the morning or early evening, to feed, water, clean, and exercise our 6-8 residents. They will be so excited to see you – it will make it all worthwhile.
Teen Fundraising Projects
Volunteers are needed to organize teen fundraising projects such as car washes, dog washes. We do things like car washes or dog washes, and help kids organize animal welfare clubs in their schools.
Our HFSC Thrift Store features gently merchandise such as clothing, household and decorating items, electrics, books, toys, furniture, and pet supplies. Volunteers help to receive and sort merchandise, evaluate and price items, displays, and cashier duties. For more information about being a Thrift Store volunteer, click here
We actively partner with and support all types of local activities in Forsyth County including Pet Photos with Santa, Cumming Christmas Parade, and booths at football games and festivals. We need energetic volunteers who ensure we don’t miss any opportunities for visibility. You might help with planning or just on the day of the event – whatever works for you.