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How To Become A Volunteer

If you have a love for animals, we would love to have you join us!  Whether you are interested in dog walking, cat care, dog bathing and grooming, greeters program, event planning, or opening your home to a foster animal, we can always use your help.  If you have a special talent, for example, photography, website or computer skills, carpentry or art, we can work together to find creative ways to use your talent.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or older to assist in our dog walking/training program and 16 years of age or older to assist in our cat care and small animal programs.16-17 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at an orientation. We request that all volunteers commit to a minimum of 2 hours per week, but hope you will come more often. A knowledgeable and trained person that volunteers consistently is truly a benefit to the animals in our care.

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To become a volunteer please follow these three steps below:



  Please read our volunteer manual

  It explains all aspects of volunteering at Hi Tor Animal Care Center as well as our policies and procedures.


° Print out the Volunteer Release Form from the Volunteer Manual

° Please print the release form found at the end of the manual.

° Fill it out and initial where indicated.

 ° Leave signature space blank.

° Bring it with you to orientation.

 **Please bring a photo ID!**



Fill Out the Application 

Online Application


 There is no current orientation class scheduled due to protocols set forth by the Dept. of Health and limited availability of County buildings for public use because of the Corona virus. Please fill out the online application and you will be notified when orientation classes resume. 

Be a part of our Youth Humane Education program, Humane Heroes!

If you are looking to do COMMUNITY SERVICE hours, click the icon or email:

 Orientation is held at the

Rockland County Fire Training Center,

35 Firemen's Memorial Drive

Pomona, NY 10970

(Next Door to Hi Tor)

    You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer at the shelter and at least 18 years old to work with the dogs

Our volunteers have had amazing experiences. This is a Cesar Milan show where our pups were on stage!

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