Become A Volunteer

Current Volunteers Links

HSSC is a growing organization and we are growing teams of people to help us achieve our goals. Each one of our volunteers plays a key part in helping us achieve our mission to open a haven for animals in Stanislaus County.​


If you care about animals in our community and want to help make a difference, get involved today by clicking the link below to become connected through our volunteer system Better Impact.


  • Fostering - Open your home to a rescued animal and provide transportation to/from adoption events at Petsmart Sisk Rd Modesto, Wellness Clinic on Carpenter Rd in Modesto, & the vet in either Modesto or Turlock. We can provide food, unless you would like to do that. HSSC covers all medical expenses related to the foster animal.

  • Adoption Event Team - We are in the process of revamping our Adoption Event Team in to a team of Adoption Counselors. We are looking for people who enjoy talking to others about what they are looking for in a companion animal, learn what are the standards for approving adoptions, and following up with the adopters post adoption. Adoptions are currently held Saturdays 11am - 3pm at PetSmart on Sisk Rd in Modesto. We are looking to expand to more locations soon! (Some exceptions may apply.)

  • Data Entry Team - The Data Entry Team is responsible for ensuring each animals information is up to date in our computer system called Animal Shelter Manager, "ASM" for short. Each animal is assigned a paper file, and a number to make it easy to search for them in the system. All of the animals information is placed in the file and written on it's wellness form, and then entered into ASM. Sounds simple right? Well it is, once you've had a little one on one training. A day in the life of a Data Entry volunteer goes like this. You will be handed a stack of files to enter. You search for the animal using it's assigned number, and then review the wellness form for any information that has not yet been entered. Typical items entered are microchip information, spay/neuter date, vaccinations, flea and deworm info. Once complete, the files go back into the filing cabinet. You will have a trainer with you when ever you're in the office who's happy to answer your questions, and direct you how to enter the information. It's easy to navigate and enter information into this user friendly system.

  • Cage Cleaning - This is such an important aspect in getting the cats and kittens adopted when HSSC is not running an adoption event. Cage Cleaners have the important task of interacting with our cats in-house and readying them for their new homes. Cleaners main job is keeping the cages clean, feeding/giving fresh water, cleaning litter boxes and just keeping the cats in tip top condition to be seen by the public. Its a great way to be apart of HSSC and caring for our cats if you are unable to foster. Cleaning normally takes around an hour to an hour and a half to complete but you are more than welcomed to spend as much time with the cats/kittens as you’d like. Some cleaners clean multiple days a week and others a few days a month it is all dependent on what works for you and your schedule. If you are interested come join our team, the kitties of HSSC will greatly appreciate it!


  • Wellness Clinic Team - We hold Wellness Clinics weekly to ensure the best care possible is provided to animals going through our adoption program. We need people to take pictures which will go up on our Facebook page, Adopt-A-Pet, Pet Finder, & used for printed materials. We also need help with data entry, paper filing, and miscellaneous office work. Last but not least, we need help vaccinating, deworming, flea treating, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and microchipping!


  • Wellness Clinic Vacinator - If you have experience giving vaccinations to either people or animals and would like to assist in ensuring our animals are up to date on vaccinations, deworming, and micro-chipping we could use your help. We currently run Wellness Clinic on Tuesdays from 5:00pm - 7:00pm and are looking to start another day soon.


  • Colony Feeder - Sign up for Sunday – Saturday to help feed feral and tame cats that are located at our colony. HSSC will provide the food, unless you would like to provide food to feed the cats. There are several cats that need caring for which includes giving the cat’s dry food and fresh water.


  • Community Outreach Team - HSSC has multiple projects under community outreach including the Pet Food Pantry, Church in the Park, and community events. We currently are looking for people to help us find additional food sources to help keep our pantry full, people to help pass out food on Sunday's at Church in the Park, and to help man tables to spread the exciting news about who we are and where we are going! 

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