HSMC: 2515 14TH STREET W., BRADENTON GET DIRECTIONS CONTACT HOURS
CLINIC: 2415 14TH STREET W., BRADENTON GET DIRECTIONS CONTACT HOURS
ADOPTION CENTER: 941-747-8808 X 313

Volunteer Orientation & Training

hsmc-dog-hugsVolunteer Orientation
Orientation provides an overview of the volunteer program and the operations of HSMC. This class provides volunteers with the opportunity to better understand our mission and vision at HSMC. The orientation includes both class time and a shelter tour.

Dog Walking Training
To become a Dog Walker for HSMC, volunteers must attend this training which covers protocols and safety concerns as well as discussing frequently asked questions, scenarios, and an introduction to dog behavior.

Cat Cuddler Training
To become a Cat Cuddler for HSMC, volunteers must attend this training which covers protocols and safety concerns as well as discussing frequently asked questions, scenarios, and an introduction to cat behavior.

Adoption Training
This is offered to experienced volunteers by invitation only. Email the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@humanesocietymanatee.org for more information.

Neonatal Foster Care
Newborn puppies and kittens require acute foster care including regular bottle-feeding. This class provides a solid introduction and Q&A for new neonatal fosters, especially during kitten season.

Training is offered by the Foster Coordinator on a one-on-one basis, but large classes are held when needed.