Frequently Asked Questions

How old do you have to be to volunteer?
  • For Volunteers 15 and under, we offer Family volunteering, which includes our Pawsitive Readers Program (ages 5-12) and a selection of self-directed offsite volunteer activities. All Family volunteering requires parental supervision.
  • Volunteers 16+ years of age may participate in our standard Individual volunteering program.
Does LCHS have volunteer opportunities for groups?

Our group opportunities are generally project-based, and dependent on the size of your group. If you have a group that is interested in volunteering at our facility for a project, please complete a Volunteer Application and select the Group Volunteering option.

Is there a dress code for volunteers?

We ask that our volunteers wear our LCHS volunteer t-shirt, pants or longer shorts, and close-toed shoes for your own protection. Do not wear short-shorts, flip flops, tank tops, or bare mid-riff shirts.

Does LCHS have a summer volunteer program for students?

We do not currently offer a special summer program for student volunteers.

Do I have to volunteer a certain number of hours?

There is no minimum hour requirement for general volunteering, but certain volunteer roles have individual commitment requirements. Learn more about our available volunteer roles.

When can I volunteer?

LCHS is open to its volunteers from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 1:00pm on Fridays, and on select hours on Saturdays and Sundays for Kitty Care volunteers and special events.

Can I volunteer for LCHS at any other location besides 413 Timberlane Road?

Yes, LCHS has several roles for volunteers that take you to various venues in Tallahassee. For more details, check out our full list of volunteer roles.

Do you have a program for court-ordered community service hours?

We accept a limited number of volunteers requiring court-order community service hours. Your offense must be neither violent nor a felony, and you must complete an orientation before you are eligible to volunteer.