Community Service

The Humane Society of Bay County’s Community Service program is provided for individuals 16 and older who are completing community service for school, work, court, or a club. Community Service opportunities are available 7 days a week, including holidays. Community Service individuals assist employees with the daily duties at the shelter such as cleaning cages, washing dishes, shredding newspaper, laundry, and other duties as assigned. Community Service workers do not directly work with animals.

The community service worker AND the parent/legal guardian must sign the release form provided by the Humane Society of Bay County prior to the teen completing community service hours.

Please carefully review the details below:

General Guidelines

The types of offenses that are allowed are:

    • DUI
    • Speeding Tickets
    • Loitering
    • Reckless Driving
    • Other misdemeanors (at our discretion)

Felony offenses are NOT eligible for community service with the Humane Society of Bay County. All individuals that have been court ordered to perform community service of 5 or more hours MUST provide documentation verifying the type of offense.


Community Service Shifts

Weekday Hours:

Morning Shift: 8:00am – 12:30pm (SIX CS workers allowed for this shift)
Afternoon Shift: 12:30pm -5:00pm (SIX CS workers allowed for this shift)
Evening Shift: 5:00pm – 7:00pm (ONE CS worker allowed for this shift)

Weekend Hours:

Morning Shift: 8:00am – 1:00pm (SIX CS workers allowed for this shift)
Afternoon Shift: 1:00pm -6:00pm (SIX CS workers allowed for this shift)
Shifts are scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis and are non-negotiable. No phone call sign-ups are permitted.

Please note that once you have completed your community service requirements, you may become a regular volunteer.

Donations For Hours

We are always in need of supplies for our pets. In order for you to help reach your community service hours we are accepting supplies in return for hours.
Please use our wish list of items, located here, to create flyers to help bring in your donations. Contact friends, neighbors , relatives, your school, church, or a local business to help you gather the supplies and donations you want to collect.

Please drop of all donations and supplies during our business hours. Download the community service hours application below and have completed and ready to turn in when you drop off everything at the shelter.

This fundraiser is for students ONLY. You must be apart of a school club or community organization that requires community service hours. No community service hours will be given to those who need hours for misdemeanor or any other such crimes. Students participating in this fundraiser must solicit for donations ONLY and hours will be given to students who take the time raise supplies through solicitation not through direct purchase. This fundraiser is meant to raise awareness about the HSBC Shelter and increase supplies for the animals through third party advocates, which must be students.

A donation for hours conversion is listed below to help you reach your community service goal.

Acceptable SuppliesAmountHours
Purina Dog/Puppy Chow16.5 lbs. +1 – 3 Hours
Purina Cat/Kitten Chow16.5 lbs +1 – 3 Hours
Pine-Sol6 Gallons1 Hour
Bleach12 Gallons1 Hour
33 Gallon Trash Bags50 qty./bag1 Hour
Tall Kitchen Trash Bags50 qty./bag1 Hour
Liquid Laundry Soap120 ounces1 Hour
Peanut Butter5 18 ounce jars1 Hour
Leashes2 medium size1 Hour
Harnesses2 large size1 Hour
Pill Pockets5 bags1 Hour