Volunteering for the Ocooch Mountain Humane Society:
Volunteers for OMHS are a wonderful dedicated and reliable bunch of folks! Even though the organization does not as yet have an animal shelter building to meet all the needs of caring for pets in need of homes OMHS does have many volunteer opportunities. The need for volunteers will increase significantly when the vision of building a shelter becomes a reality.
Volunteers are always needed for the annual OMHS events! To see where your talents and skills fit the needs of OMHS, read on and then go to the "Events" link on the menu.
You can volunteer right now!
Adoption Center: Volunteer at the feline adoption location to socialize the beautiful cats and kittens waiting for new homes, help clean litter boxes, and feed and water the animals.
Foster Homes for Dogs: (Application Form). Volunteer to open your home and heart to give a foster home to a dog or pup waiting for adoption. Dogs learn healthy behaviors and thrive in foster homes surrounded by the activities of daily family life.
Animal House food stand: Volunteer to work a 2 hour or longer shift at this seasonal fund-raising project. The little mobile food stand serves great sandwiches once per month from April through October. New volunteers are welcome to join the fun. See the Events Calendar for the dates for the food stand. We are adding more outing dates for Animal House in 2014 and therefore we need more volunteers for the food stand. Working Animal House really is a lot of fun… the crew is friendly and there is always great conversation going on. Please email us… go to the contact item on the menu bar of this website.
Humane Education programs: OMHS is reaching out with educational programs for elementary schools in Richland County. An energetic and helpful program presented by OMHS members with their dog assistant help youngsters learn about responsible and gentle care of animals. Can you spare an hour to help with this fun and very necessary educational project?
Annual OMHS events: Volunteer help is always needed for the following annual events:
Howl and Meow… Held in early May the event features the Dog Walk, the selection of the dog mascot and the cat mascot for the year, a quarter raffle, the Grand and Glorious food stand, a Perennial and Annual Plant Sale, photo contests and a Doggy Showcase where dogs will strut their stuff just for the fun of it!
Rummage Romp for Pets… Held in mid-summer this is a colossal and clean sale with collectibles, antiques, household, clothing, books, electronics, and a world of other items. Donate items for the sale and help crew the sale!
A new event in 2013, Antique Adventures is on the 2014 calendar for September 17. The Committee is meeting in February 2014 and will be considering adding a vintage flea market to the mix of interesting antique and vintage collections and the evaluation of items brought in by the public. There is admission charged for this event. Please contact OMHS if you are interested in evaluating items, displaying a collection of items, or a potential flea market vendor. If you are willing to volunteer for the event we are eager to hear from you! We will need volunteer help indoors and outdoors for Antique Adventures.
Paws Fur the Holidays… Held the first Saturday of November this event features an Amazing Bake Sale with ethnic specialties, Pet Portraits, the Grand and Glorious Food Stand, a "Shoppe 'til you Drop" for pets and people, and a featured speaker focusing on a special animal topic. We need your help. Please volunteer for Paws!
For more details and to volunteer for any of the above, please email us.