Animal Services Volunteer Assignments

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Are you 18 years or older? Love pets? Volunteer for the Corona Animal Shelter!

 

Adoption Support & Socialization Volunteer

Description: Adoption Support & Socialization Volunteers work closely with the animals at the shelter. They exercise and interact with the animals keeping them happy, healthy and adoptable. They also provide customer assistance in the kennels by answering questions from visitors and facilitating visitations. Adoption Support & Socialization Volunteers may also groom animals. This duty requires good animal handling and customer service skills.

Duties: Visit with animals, assist the public with adoption questions, exercise the animals, and grooming needs of the animals.

Time Commitment: 12 hours per month minimum, with flexible scheduling available Monday through Saturday during the hours of 10AM to 4PM.

Training: Volunteers will be trained in recognizing canine and feline body language, how to safely handle animals, and how to recognize common animal diseases.

Goals: To educate customers, help them to select animals for adoption, and to find homes for impounded animals.
Expectations: Be safe, handle all animals carefully, and be professional and friendly.

Reception Volunteer & Phone Support

Description: The Reception volunteer assists at the front counter by greeting customers, directing them, answering questions and assisting Animal Services staff with adoptions, impounding, redemptions and lost & found reports. Phone support will answer transferred calls from the Animal Services Dispatcher, such as directions to the facility, adoption related questions, and other common questions pertaining to the shelter. Both positions will be stationed at the shelter front counter.

Duties: Assist animal shelter dispatcher & front counter personnel.
Time Commitment: 12 hours per month minimum, with flexible scheduling available Monday through Saturday during the hours of 10AM to 4PM.

Training: Volunteers will be given a general overview of Animal Service’s operations and resources to help effectively answer common questions and route calls.

Goals: To provide friendly and efficient customer service by minimizing time on hold, and educate the public regarding animal related matters.

Expectations: Be professional, friendly, courteous and patient.

Maintenance Volunteer

Description: Maintenance Volunteers keep the animal shelter, its grounds, and its kennels clean and well maintained. Maintenance Volunteers are needed throughout the day, but most especially in the morning before business hours. Maintenance Volunteers clean kennels, do landscaping work, in-house cleaning, and minor repairs.

Duties: Assist with the cleaning of the shelter, kennels and grounds.

Time Commitment: 12 hours per month minimum, with flexible scheduling available Monday through Saturday during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Training: Volunteers will be trained in the proper cleaning methods for both cat and dog kennels, and taught how to recognize common animal diseases.

Goals: To keep a clean and presentable animal shelter.

Expectations: Be safe, clean properly, and respect all animals.

Clerical Volunteer

Description: The Clerical Volunteer assists with the paperwork involved with running an animal shelter. This can include reports, licensing records, impound & adoption records, and financial records. Clerical Volunteers will electronically scan documents, as well as file, retrieve records, make copies, and other clerical duties.

Duties: Assist with filing or retrieval of paper documents. General office related duties.

Time Commitment: 12 hours per month minimum, with flexible scheduling available Monday through Saturday during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Training: Volunteers will be trained in filing of the appropriate records and proper licensing of animals.

Goals: To ensure documents are accurately filed in their proper places in a timely manner.

Expectations: Be accurate and methodical.

Rescue Coordinator

Description: Under general supervision, this position is responsible for developing & qualifying rescue groups and foster caregivers for shelter animals, and maintains an updated database of contacts and activities. The Rescue Coordinator oversees the animal fostering program, and animal rescue groups to ensure that proper procedures are followed, and that the proper level of animal care provided meets Animal Service’s standards. The Rescue Coordinator will assist with off-site events related to the adoption of the shelter animals. Assigned shelter staff will assist the Rescue Coordinator and provide oversight.

Duties: Maintaining rescue partnerships and foster family records.

Time Commitment: 12 hours per month minimum, with flexible scheduling available Monday through Saturday during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Training: Volunteer will be trained in the adoption process and rescue group/foster family guidelines stated by the shelter, and will be given training with Chameleon Shelter Software.

Goals: All adoptable shelter animals find homes.

Expectations: Be accurate and methodical.


If you'd like to apply for an Animal Services Volunteer position, please complete the Volunteer Application HERE