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Humane Society in need of volunteers
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Posted: 2014 Mar 28 - 06:36

By Amanda Hatfield Anderson

Staff Writer

BREVARD -- Spring time yields the promise of new, exciting adventures, and if you're looking for the journey of a lifetime, consider giving back to those in need with the Central Brevard Humane Society.

On Saturday, April 5, the Central Brevard Humane Society will host a Shelter Volunteer Orientation from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for individuals, who care about the welfare of animals that are looking for their "forever" homes.

Pre-registration is required, and all volunteer applications must be completed prior to the start of the Volunteer Orientation Program.

Those interested must be 16 or older to volunteer their time at the Central Brevard Humane Society.

"There are many opportunities available for volunteers at the shelter, our four Molly Mutt Thrift Shops in Melbourne, Merritt Island, Palm Bay and Rockledge, the 'low cost' spay and neuter and wellness clinic, the 'recently opened' Merritt Island Adoption Center or as a 'Society Ambassador' during community outreach and off-site events," said Eileen Cole, media relations manager.

All volunteer hours are done on a schedule that best fits the individual.

"Volunteers donate their time to our organization when their schedules allow and are extremely flexible in the areas that we need assistance in," Ms. Cole added. "It may be with our special events, coming to the adoption centers to walk dogs, brushing or playing with the cats in our free-roaming cat rooms, washing food and water bowls, doing laundry or helping the thrift shops price and sort donated items for sale."

Ms. Cole said those interested in volunteering with for the Central Brevard Humane Society can call or email the volunteer coordinator to register for orientation.

The application for becoming a volunteer can be downloaded via www.CritterSavers.com, or an individual can stop by the shelter in Cocoa, the Merritt Island Adoption Center or any of the four Molly Mutt Thrift Shops to pick up a copy. Volunteers must bring the application with them to the orientation session.

"The orientation session enables someone to have a stronger understanding about the Humane Society through the history of the organization, as well as learning that it is a 'no-kill-for-space' facility that receives no support from tax dollars," Ms. Cole said. "It also gives them the opportunity to tour the whole facility and see how the animals are cared for."

One of the most difficult aspects about volunteering at the Central Brevard Humane Society is seeing all of the animals at the shelter and adoption center that are looking for new, forever homes, which can be quite overwhelming to volunteers at times.

"The most rewarding is when animals find caring and loving individuals or families to call their own or their friend for life," Ms. Cole said.

The Central Brevard Humane Society will host a Shelter Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, April 5 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Pre-registration is required, and all volunteer applications must be completed prior to the start of the Volunteer Orientation Program.

Those interested in attending must wear pants and closed-toed shoes.

The Central Brevard Humane Society is located at 1020 Cox Road, Cocoa.

For more information, contact the volunteer coordinator at (321) 636-3343, Ext. 207, or email volunteer.coordinator@crittersavers.com.




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