Court-Ordered Community Service


The Humane Society’s Mountain Shelter is able to accommodate those seeking to fulfill court-ordered community service. Court-ordered community service volunteers are not permitted to work directly with the animals. However, the duties that they perform support the animals by keeping our facility and equipment clean and sanitary. Community service workers provide an invaluable service to the HSMS and keep our shelter running more efficiently.

See general information on Community Service workers at the HSMS below.

Community Service workers must:

Provide court documents explaining convictions, including the parole officer’s name and number, and DOC number (if applicable)

Be 18 years or older
Be able to follow directions under staff supervision
Be forthcoming with the nature of their offense
Be able to perform a variety of physical labor without any limitations such as injuries to the back or knees
Report for work Monday-Friday at 7:30 a.m. Late arrivals may be turned away
Work assignments are not open for discussion. You must perform the assigned duty or leave

A minimum of four (4) hours per day is required with the option of working a maximum of eight (8) hours
We do schedule workers
Workers must bring a timesheet provided by the court system along with a photo ID
Workers cannot leave the building until they are signing out for the day. If staying all day, a refrigerator and microwave are available for your use so please plan accordingly

Individuals with the following convictions are not eligible to perform community service at the HSMS:

Any sexual offense of any nature
Any animal-related offense of any nature
No more than one conviction of theft/burglary/robbery or any charge related to possession or trafficking of drugs, forgery or fraud
No more than one assault conviction. Convictions of assault in the first or second degree, even only one, are not allowed.

Please noteHSMS reserves the right to refuse a Court-Ordered community service volunteer for any reason.