Community Service

Court Mandated or School Discipline Community Service Do you have community service hours mandated by a court or school discipline program to complete? Please read all of the information below to see if we are the organization you can complete your hours at:

Community Service Overview

Community Service hours are not part of the regular volunteer program.  Community service hours can be completed at our shelter, depending on the infraction, without attending volunteer orientations and trainings. Please contact either the Key West or Marathon office directly by phone or in person before you begin. We will confirm if you will be able to complete your hours with our organization. We will choose a start date when a member of our staff will be available to give you an overview at our shelter and what your tasks will be.

If your infraction involves (but not limited to) the following, we will NOT be able to accommodate your community service hour's needs at our shelters:

  • Animal Cruelty of any kind
  • Major narcotic infraction
  • Battery, assault or violent infraction
  • Pedophile or child neglect/abuse

Community Service Tasks

Community Service volunteers can earn hours on a first come first serve basis for all (but not limited to) the following tasks:

  • Sweeping
  • Cleaning Glass
  • Weeding
  • Mowing
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Laundry
  • Dishes
  • Dog Yard Clean Up
  • Cat Colony Room Clean Up
  • Organizing & Storage Clean Up
  • Trash & Recycling Breakdown

Important Things to Note

The following items need to be understood and followed before completing any community service hours at our shelter:

  • Community Service will not be working directly with the animals. Only trained staff and volunteers will interact directly with the animals.
  • Hours are available on a first come first serve basis.  We cannot guarantee we will have the work necessary to fill the hours needed by the volunteer every day.
  • Closed toed shoes are mandatory.
  • Please wear appropriate clothing for inside and outside cleaning duties.
  • Community Service Hours will only be signed off on if work is done efficiently and effectively.

If you have any questions about completing your Community Service hours at our shelter please contact our Volunteer Coordinator directly at (305) 294-4857 or