Volunteer requirements and agreements
- The age requirements for volunteering with HSCC are to be at least 12 years of age, if a minor is under the age of 16 they are required to be accompanied by a legal guardian at all time, both minor and guardian are required to attend orientation. A minor ages 16-18 may volunteer unsupervised with the written permission of a legal guardian, the legal guardian is required to complete volunteer orientation with the minor. Any person 18 or over may volunteer independently and are able to complete a dog handling class. Any volunteer that meets these requirements and requires a Direct Support Professional MUST be accompanied at all times (one client per DSP).
- You must schedule and complete 1 jump start session with in 14 days of your volunteer onboarding.
- To stay an active member of our volunteer program you must complete 1 volunteer shift per month.
- If you are over 18 years of age and would like to handle our dogs you are required to complete a dog handling course yearly.