COURT ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE: The Georgia SPCA welcomes people who need to complete court ordered community service hours. You will assist kennel staff with daily duties at the shelter, such as cleaning enclosures, washing dishes, folding laundry, and other duties as assigned, seven days a week. Community Service Orientations are held Mondays from 11:45 am - 1:00 pm and Wednesdays from 4:45-6:00pm. Please note, orientations can run a little longer at times depending on number of attendees. It is not necessary to call or contact us - simply come to the shelter for the one hour orientation (you will receive credit for the hour). You must bring state issued ID and documentation verifying the type of offense with you. After the orientation you will sign up for future shifts; Mon thru Fri shifts are 8am- 2pm, 11 am - 4pm, and 2 pm to 7 pm. Weekend shifts are 8am-5pm and 9 am - 5 pm. Community service workers must complete one weekday shift before signing up for a weekend shift. You must be at least 18 years to participate. We accept a variety of offenses including DUIs, traffic violations, loitering, and various misdemeanors, at the discretion of the Georgia SPCA. Felonies, violent offenses (assault, battery etc.) or animal charges are not eligible to perform community service here.
OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIRING VERIFIED SERVICE HOURS. We also welcome anyone aged 18 or older who needs to complete verified community service hours for their school, community group or faith institution. Community Service Orientations are held Mondays 11:45 am - 1:00 pm and Wednesdays from 4:45-6:00pm. Please note, orientations can run a little longer at times depending on number of attendees. It is not necessary to call or contact us - simply come to the shelter for the one hour orientation (you will receive credit for the hour). After orientation, you will have an opportunity to sign up for shifts whenever you are available. If you are in school we will work with you on the times of your shifts after school and on weekends. In order to have your school paper signed you must go through a community service orientation and have your volunteer hours verified with the Front Desk Manager.
Although we do not offer opportunities to complete community service hours at the kennel for those under 18, many high school students have done projects outside of the kennel such as fundraising and wish list donoation drives, and we will approve hours spent doing an off-site project that has been appproved by us. For ideas, see the below links. Email the Volunteer Coordinator once you have chosen a project to have it approved and for any assistance we can provide you, time permitting. Our Facebook page has also highlighted many examples of these projects done by students and Girl Scout Troops.
- Humane Society of the US Resources for Students
- Paws - Ways to Help - Kids
- ASPCA - How Your Kids Can Help Shelter Pets
- Also check out projects on Pinterest.