JHS Receives Service Enterprise Distinction

The Jacksonville Humane Society is pleased to announce that Points of Light has certified us as a Service Enterprise! A Service Enterprise is an organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills throughout their organization to successfully deliver on its social mission. JHS is one of only three organizations in Florida to earn this distinction.

 

Research conducted by the TCC Group, a national program and evaluation firm, found that organizations operating as Service Enterprises outperform peer organizations on all aspects of organizational effectiveness, and are more adaptable, sustainable and capable of scaling their work.

 

JHS completed an extensive assessment, over 20 hours of training and consulting and extensive internal planning and change to better integrate volunteers in our day-to-day operations. By achieving this level of excellence and certification, the Jacksonville Humane Society is now better equipped to leverage the time and talent of volunteers and better meet our mission.

 

Here are just a few examples of the changes made at JHS with the support of our Service Enterprise training:

 

  • Incorporating more volunteer opportunities for corporate and civic groups
  • Hands-on training with our behavior staff for volunteers who handle dogs and cats
  • New roles for volunteers, such as the foster support position to assist during peak times including kitten season
  • Integrating new roles for volunteers that meet the needs of our community

 

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities with our organization, please visit click here.

 

For further information regarding the Service Enterprise Initiative, please visit: http://www.pointsoflight.org/handsonnetwork

 

 

Thank you, Best Friends Animal Society, for your support in helping the Jacksonville Humane Society become a Service Enterprise organization.