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Our Locations

HSCO Shelter:
61170 S.E. 27th St.
Bend, OR  97702
541/382-3537
Open M-F 10am-5:30pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Closed Sundays & major holidays

HSCO Thrift Store:
61220 S. Highway 97
Bend, OR  97702
541/388-3448
Open M-Sat. 10am-7pm
Sunday 10am-6pm
Donations Accepted:
Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

Bend Spay & Neuter Clinic
910 SE Wilson, Ste A1
Bend, Oregon 97702
541/617-1010
Tues. 8am to 4pm (Admin only)
Surgery:
Wednesday: 7:30am to 5pm
Thursday: 7:30am to 5pm
Friday: 7:30am to 5pm
Wellness:
Saturday: 10am to 1:30pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

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Student Opportunities

There are many ways students can offer their skills and passion to help the animals. Age requirements are as follows:
9 years old: Minimum age to volunteer at the Shelter.
9-15 years old: Must be actively accompanied by an adult at the Shelter.
16 years old: Minimum age to volunteer at the Thrift Store and able to volunteer without adult supervision with Management approval.

Opportunities are available whether you can commit to the long term program or if you just need a few hours to fulfill school-directed community service. Some programs require training and some do not. Below is a snapshot of 3 Options with descriptions to follow.

OPTION 1 – YES, I can commit to the traditional volunteer program:

This program has a minimum commitment of two (2) hours per week for six (6) months. In addition to the requirements listed in the table above, please note the following:

  • The youth volunteer and adult supervisor (if youth is under 16) must each submit an application. We need an application from each of you.
  • The adult supervisor’s on-board fee is $25. The adult supervisor will get a background check.
  • The youth volunteer’s on-board fee is $15.
  • The youth volunteer and adult supervisor must attend Volunteer Orientation and a second training session specific to the work they will be doing. This training is usually held once a month.

To apply, both the youth volunteer and adult supervisor should click here to fill out the HSCO Shelter Volunteer Application. Applications are accepted based on Shelter needs.

If you are 16 or older, you could also fill out the HSCO Thrift Store Application.

OPTION 2 – NO, I cannot commit long term, but I do want to volunteer in some way:

This is a reading program in which youth volunteers read to the shelter animals. Dogs are read to from outside of their kennels and cats are read to inside cattery rooms. We suggest that volunteers commit to one (1) hour per month, but, of course, you are welcome to volunteer more often. In addition to the requirements listed in the table above, please note the following:

  • The youth volunteer and adult supervisor (if youth is under 16) must each submit an application. We need an application from each of you.
  • The adult supervisor’s on-board fee is $10. The adult supervisor will get a background check.
  • There is no fee for youth volunteers.
  • The youth volunteer and adult supervisor must attend Tales for Tails orientation. This training is usually held once a month.

To apply, both the youth volunteer and adult supervisor should click here to fill out the HSCO Tales for Tails Application. Applications are accepted based on Shelter needs.

OPTION 3 – Get involved and help shelter animals from home by participating in our Craft and Supply Drives:

We understand that schedules are busy and that not all students and adult supervisors will be able to meet the traditional or Tales for Tails requirements. However, they can still help by completing any of the projects in our activity book.

  • Each activity has pre-determined hours assigned to it.
  • The Volunteer Management team will sign off on those hours when you bring your completed activity to the shelter.
  • Projects vary from making catnip cat toys to organizing a supply drive for the animals.

To participate in this program, please download our “Crafts & Supply Drives for the Animals” book to discover ways you can help the animals from home.

Please call Billie or Gillian @ 541-382-3537 if you have questions about Student Opportunities and to arrange a time to drop off a project and get service hours signed.

Thank you for your support of HSCO and the animals!

Student Opportunities

There are many ways students can offer their skills and passion to help the animals. Age requirements are as follows:
9 years old: Minimum age to volunteer at the Shelter.
9-15 years old: Must be actively accompanied by an adult at the Shelter.
16 years old: Minimum age to volunteer at the Thrift Store and able to volunteer without adult supervision with Management approval.

Opportunities are available whether you can commit to the long term program or if you just need a few hours to fulfill school-directed community service. Some programs require training and some do not. Below is a snapshot of 3 Options with descriptions to follow.

OPTION 1 – YES, I can commit to the traditional volunteer program:

This program has a minimum commitment of two (2) hours per week for six (6) months. In addition to the requirements listed in the table above, please note the following:

  • The youth volunteer and adult supervisor (if youth is under 16) must each submit an application. We need an application from each of you.
  • The adult supervisor’s on-board fee is $25. The adult supervisor will get a background check.
  • The youth volunteer’s on-board fee is $15.
  • The youth volunteer and adult supervisor must attend Volunteer Orientation and a second training session specific to the work they will be doing. This training is usually held once a month.

To apply, both the youth volunteer and adult supervisor should click here to fill out the HSCO Shelter Volunteer Application. Applications are accepted based on Shelter needs.

If you are 16 or older, you could also fill out the HSCO Thrift Store Application.

OPTION 2 – NO, I cannot commit long term, but I do want to volunteer in some way:

This is a reading program in which youth volunteers read to the shelter animals. Dogs are read to from outside of their kennels and cats are read to inside cattery rooms. We suggest that volunteers commit to one (1) hour per month, but, of course, you are welcome to volunteer more often. In addition to the requirements listed in the table above, please note the following:

  • The youth volunteer and adult supervisor (if youth is under 16) must each submit an application. We need an application from each of you.
  • The adult supervisor’s on-board fee is $10. The adult supervisor will get a background check.
  • There is no fee for youth volunteers.
  • The youth volunteer and adult supervisor must attend Tales for Tails orientation. This training is usually held once a month.

To apply, both the youth volunteer and adult supervisor should click here to fill out the HSCO Tales for Tails Application. Applications are accepted based on Shelter needs.

OPTION 3 – Get involved and help shelter animals from home by participating in our Craft and Supply Drives:

We understand that schedules are busy and that not all students and adult supervisors will be able to meet the traditional or Tales for Tails requirements. However, they can still help by completing any of the projects in our activity book.

• Each activity has pre-determined hours assigned to it.
• The Volunteer Management team will sign off on those hours when you bring your completed activity to the shelter.
• Projects vary from making catnip cat toys to organizing a supply drive for the animals.

To participate in this program, please download our “Crafts & Supply Drives for the Animals” book to discover ways you can help the animals from home.

Please call Billie or Gillian @ 541-382-3537 if you have questions about Student Opportunities and to arrange a time to drop off a project and get service hours signed.

Thank you for your support of HSCO and the animals!

Our Locations

HSCO Shelter:
61170 S.E. 27th St.
Bend, OR  97702
541/382-3537
Open M-F 10am-5:30pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Closed Sundays & major holidays

HSCO Thrift Store:
61220 S. Highway 97
Bend, OR  97702
541/388-3448
Open M-Sat. 10am-7pm
Sunday 10am-6pm
Donations Accepted:
Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

Bend Spay & Neuter Clinic
910 SE Wilson, Ste A1
Bend, Oregon 97702
541/617-1010
Tues. 8am to 4pm (Admin only)
Surgery:
Wednesday: 7:30am to 5pm
Thursday: 7:30am to 5pm
Friday: 7:30am to 5pm
Wellness:
Saturday: 10am to 1:30pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

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