Community Service

The Humane Society of Forsyth County (HSFC) can accommodate those seeking to fulfill court-ordered community service. Court-ordered community service volunteers are not permitted to work directly with the animals. However, their duties support the animals by keeping our facility and equipment clean and sanitary. Community service workers provide an invaluable service to the HSFC and keep our shelter running more efficiently.

See below for general information on Community Service workers at the HSFC. Community Service workers must:
– Provide court documents explaining convictions, including the parole officer’s name and number, and DOC number (if applicable)
– Be 17 years or older (to work in the cat building) – please note: If you are under the age of 18, you will need a parent or guardian to sign your paperwork before you can begin your service hours.
– Be 18 years or older (to work in the dog building)
– Be able to follow directions under staff supervision
– Be forthcoming with the nature of their offense
– Be able to perform a variety of physical labor without any limitations, such as injuries to the back or knees.

Work assignments are not open for discussion. You must perform the assigned duty or leave.

A minimum of four (4) hours per day is required, with the option of working a maximum of ten (10) hours (when available). Community service opportunities are by appointment only – No exceptions unless pre-approved by the Shelter Director.

Community Service worker shifts are available 7 days per week starting at 7 am.

Workers must bring a timesheet provided by the court system and a photo ID – Don’t hesitate to contact the Shelter Director, Justine Daniel, at 770-887-6480, ext. 4, for pre-trial opportunities.

Workers cannot leave the building until they sign out for the day. If you are staying all day, a refrigerator and microwave are available for your use, so please plan accordingly.

Individuals with the following convictions are not eligible to perform community service at the Humane Society of Forsyth County.
– Any sexual offense of any nature
– Any animal-related offense of any nature

For more information on our Court-Ordered Community Service program and to schedule your first appointment, please get in touch with the Shelter Director, Justine Daniel, 770-887-6480 Ext 4

Please note: HSFC reserves the right to refuse a Court-Ordered community service volunteer for any reason.

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