The Humane Society of Utah is the place to be for SLCC students to get their service hours.
With the new Kitty City expansion that just opened in August and plans for another big addition for dogs, the Humane Society needs all the help they can get, and they love college students.
“What I love most about volunteering is how friendly and opening everyone is at the Humane Society,” says Alan Smith, a regular volunteer. “As well as how good it makes me feel to help the cats and dogs have better stay at the shelter.”
There is a simple process for SLCC students who want to become a volunteer at the Humane Society of Utah
Students have to attend an hour long orientation which goes over the basics of what the Human Society does as well as what they will be doing as volunteers.
• Dog Walking
• Dog Grooming
• Cat Grooming
• Cat Socialization
• Bunny and small mammal socialization
• Helping customers find the right pet for them
Volunteers are welcome anytime during the shelter hours, but they ask for a minimum commitment of six hours per month.
There are also monthly outreach events where SLCC students can help the Humane Society take animals out into the community in hopes that more people will see and adopt the animals.
Other opportunities and events to help
Apart from school required service hours, the Humane Society also offers court ordered community service which requires volunteer to attend a similar orientation as well as court documents proving the offense.
There are several events planned for the month of December starting with a donation drive, a gift wrapping event at Barnes & Noble on Dec. 9, 16, and 22, and “Picture Your Pet With Santa” which is an opportunity for patrons to get personal or pet pictures taken with Santa.
The Humane Society of Utah is also looking for people to foster pets. Anyone can take animals that are sick, recovering from surgery or too young to adopt, and welcome them into their home. This is just a temporary place for these animals to reside until they are healthy or old enough to be adopted.