Volunteer Welcome Letter and Orientation


Dear Friend of HSPC:


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Humane Society of Pulaski County. It is truly an exciting place to be, a place where you can really make a difference.

  • Those interested in becoming volunteers should plan to attend an orientation session to learn about the various opportunities available to HSPC volunteers followed by a tour of the shelter. Immediately following the orientation and tour, there will be in-shelter training for volunteers who want to work hands-on with the animals in the kennels or who are just planning to escort them to community events. It is also recommended that new in-shelter volunteers continue to work with mentors (Senior Volunteers) until they are comfortable and reasonably acquainted with its residents. Email Pam for the date of the next volunteer orientation at hspc.ar.volunteers@gmail.com.

  • The key to success and personal fulfillment with working in-shelter is committing time each week when possible to learn the various personalities of the animals. There is nothing like the special bonds that form between shelter animals and the volunteers that nurture them.

  • The minimum age to volunteer is 18 years old in order to lead/control animals. Shelter volunteers that are under 18 years of age must volunteer with their parent or legal guardian, who shall also be a shelter volunteer, at all times. These youth volunteers may interact with animals inside the dog park, home again room, cat room and in other controlled environments.


Our address is: 14600 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, AR 72210

Phone number: 501.227.6166


A few things to keep in mind when attending the orientation:


  • Wear “dog park” clothes (you will most likely not remain clean).
  • Wear comfortable closed toe shoes.
  • Please do not bring pets to the orientation.
  • Please leave personal items and valuables locked in your car.



Thank you for caring!

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