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Our Locations

HSCO Shelter:
61170 S.E. 27th St., Bend
541/382-3537
Open M-F 10am-5:30pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Closed Sundays & major holidays
HSCO Thrift Store:
61220 S. Highway 97, Bend
541/388-3448
Open M-Sat. 10am-7pm
Sunday 10am-6pm
Donations Accepted:
Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

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Service Opportunities for Students

There are many ways students can offer their skills and passion to help the animals. Our minimum age to volunteer at the shelter is 9 years old. Until they are 16, children need to be actively accompanied by an adult. The minimum age for volunteering at our Thrift Store is 16 years.

Youth under 9 years of age and students needing community service hours can still get involved and help shelter animals from home. Download our “Crafts & Supply Drives for the Animals” book to discover ways you can help the animals from home. Projects vary from making catnip cat toys to organizing a supply drive for the animals.

If community service hours are needed for a school project, the students are invited to participate in one of two ways:

  • Apply to the traditional HSCO Volunteer Program. Participation in this program requires a minimum commitment of six (6) months and two (2) hours of service per week. Students must be at least 9 years of age and students under 16 require an adult supervisor to participate and fulfill the same time commitments. Volunteer Orientation and job specific training are required components. These are held up to once a month. To participate in this program, student and adult (if applicable) should please fill out the ‘HSCO Shelter Volunteer Application” by clicking below.

  • We understand that schedules are busy and that not all students and adult supervisors will be able to meet the traditional volunteer program requirements but they can still help by completing any of the projects in the activity book. Each activity has predetermined hours assigned to it. The Volunteer Manager will sign off on those hours when you bring your completed activity to the shelter. Download our “Crafts & Supply Drives for the Animals” book to discover ways you can help the animals from home. Projects vary from making catnip cat toys to organizing a supply drive for the animals. To participate in this program, please fill out the “HSCO Student Service Application” by clicking below.

Please call the Volunteer and Programs Manager @ 541-382-3537 if you have questions about Service Opportunities for Students and to arrange a time to drop off a project and get service hours signed.

Service Opportunities for Students

There are many ways students can offer their skills and passion to help the animals. Our minimum age to volunteer at the shelter is 9 years old. Until they are 16, children need to be actively accompanied by an adult. The minimum age for volunteering at our Thrift Store is 16 years.

Youth under 9 years of age and students needing community service hours can still get involved and help shelter animals from home. Download our “Crafts & Supply Drives for the Animals” book to discover ways you can help the animals from home. Projects vary from making catnip cat toys to organizing a supply drive for the animals.

If community service hours are needed for a school project, the students are invited to participate in one of two ways:

  • Apply to the traditional HSCO Volunteer Program. Participation in this program requires a minimum commitment of six (6) months and two (2) hours of service per week. Students must be at least 9 years of age and students under 16 require an adult supervisor to participate and fulfill the same time commitments. Volunteer Orientation and job specific training are required components. These are held up to once a month. To participate in this program, student and adult (if applicable) should please fill out the ‘HSCO Shelter Volunteer Application” by clicking below.

  • We understand that schedules are busy and that not all students and adult supervisors will be able to meet the traditional volunteer program requirements but they can still help by completing any of the projects in the activity book. Each activity has predetermined hours assigned to it. The Volunteer Manager will sign off on those hours when you bring your completed activity to the shelter. Download our “Crafts & Supply Drives for the Animals” book to discover ways you can help the animals from home. Projects vary from making catnip cat toys to organizing a supply drive for the animals. To participate in this program, please fill out the “HSCO Student Service Application” by clicking below.

Please call the Volunteer and Programs Manager @ 541-382-3537 if you have questions about Service Opportunities for Students and to arrange a time to drop off a project and get service hours signed.

Our Locations

HSCO Shelter:
61170 S.E. 27th St., Bend
541/382-3537
Open M-F 10am-5:30pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Closed Sundays & major holidays
HSCO Thrift Store:
61220 S. Highway 97, Bend
541/388-3448
Open M-Sat. 10am-7pm
Sunday 10am-6pm
Donations Accepted:
Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

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