The Connecticut Humane Society is able to accept a limited number of volunteers into the court-ordered community service program.
Court-ordered community service volunteers will not work with the animals. Their assignments may include janitorial duties such as picking up litter and pet waste, washing floors and windows, cleaning kennels, organizing supplies, washing dishes and laundry and other tasks as assigned.
As part of the application process, candidates for this program must provide written documentation from the court verifying the crime for which they are completing service hours. Candidates must also provide two professional or personal references. References cannot be relatives.
Applicants must also submit to a background check. Background checks cost $39.00 for residents that have lived in CT the past seven years, and will be paid for by the applicant.
The Connecticut Humane Society will not accept individuals who have been convicted of the following crimes/offences:
We are not able to accept all applicants into the program. Selected applicants will need to attend an interview to determine eligibility for this program. All Court-Ordered Community Service volunteers are required to abide by all policies of the Connecticut Humane Society. The Society has the right to dismiss a volunteer from service at any time. Volunteers that successfully complete their service hours will be given a verification letter for court. To apply for CHS' Court-Ordered Community Service program, please fill out our Court-Ordered Community Service Volunteer Application.
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