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VOLUNTEER FAQ

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO VOLUNTEER?

All volunteers must be at least 8 years of age.  Volunteers age 8 to 12 must always be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Volunteers 12-13 must be accompanied by a parent for 15 hours before volunteering independently. Volunteers aged 14 and up can volunteer independently.

CAN I VOLUNTEER WITH A GROUP?

We do allow groups to volunteer together, but you must email volunteer@gchscc.org to confirm. We can only accommodate groups of 10 or less. Whether it's one-time or recurring, we can help create a group volunteer program that's right for you. 

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR VOLUNTEER SHIFTS?

We use a system called VolunteerBuddy for our online scheduling. You will receive information on how to use this system during your training. For a refresher, click here to view the tutorial video.

CAN I CHOOSE THE ANIMAL I WANT TO FOSTER?

Because we only foster out babies and other special case animals, we are not able to grant requests. However, when an opportunity to foster arises, you can decide if that is an animal you are interested in fostering or not. Exceptions can be made during Home for the Pawlidays but will require the approval of the Volunteer Coordinator and other applicable staff. 

WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED WHEN I BRING AN ANIMAL HOME TO FOSTER?

We provide everything you will need to foster when you come to pick up the animal. For dogs, this usually includes a travel crate, a kennel, puppy pads, food, bowls, a lead/leash, blankets, and toys. For cats, you will typically receive a travel crate, food, bowls, and toys. Applicable medications will also be included. The Volunteer Coordinator will ensure you have everything you need so be sure to communicate if you run out of food or need anything additional.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER WAYS I CAN GET INVOLVED?

Fostering and volunteering are the primary ways to get involved with our organization but we are always open to new ideas! Please contact volunteer@gchscc.org to see what other options may be available. 

I HAVE A DIFFERENT QUESTION.

For all other questions, please email volunteer@gchscc.org.

3118 Cabaniss Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78415

(361) 225-0845

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