Volunteer Opportunities, Newington

Read below to learn about current volunteer openings at the Newington Pet Wellness and Adoption Center and the requirements for each position. If you see a position that meets your interests and availability, complete the online volunteer application. Selected applicants will be invited in for an interview.

Note: You must be 18 or older to volunteer. Students under 18 can get involved and earn service credits by completing a service project.

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Volunteer Opportunities at the Newington Adoption Center

Updated 6/20/2017

 

  

Laundry Room Assistants:

The Newington adoption center is looking for reliable volunteers to assist in our busy laundry room. Volunteers wash and fold pet bedding and clean and disinfect dishes, toys, and other pet items using a commercial dishwasher. Volunteers play a vital role in cutting down on the spread of illness by making sure all items are clean and sanitary.

Requirements: 18+, have active health insurance, be in good physical condition.

Commitment: 3 hours per week on a set-schedule for at least 6 months

Open Shifts:
Saturdays 2:00PM-5:00PM 


  

Biological Risk Management:

The Newington adoption center needs volunteers to join the Biological Risk Management (BRM) team. BRM volunteers help control the spread of harmful diseases by working to keep the building clean and disinfected. Duties may include cleaning cat cages or dog kennels, sweeping, washing floors and walls, etc.

Requirements: 18+, have active health insurance, comfortable working around all types of animals, be in good physical condition, able to work independently with limited supervision.

Commitment: 2 hours per week on a set-schedule for at least 6 months

Open Shifts:
Mondays 3:30PM-5:30PM
Tuesdays 8:00AM-10:00AM
Thursday 8:00AM-10:00AM
Thursdays 3:30PM-5:30PM
Fridays 8:00AM-10:00AM
Saturdays 3:30PM-5:30PM 


  

Certified Dog Groomer:

The Newington adoption center is looking for a certified dog groomer to work on site to bathe and groom the dogs each week. 

Requirements: 18+, have active health insurance, comfortable working around all types of dogs, be in good physical condition, able to work independently with limited supervision, certified dog groomer or professional dog grooming experience.

Commitment: 2 hours per week on a set-schedule for at least 6 months

Open Shifts:
Wednesdays 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM 
Thursdays 3:00PM-5:00PM


Apply for a position at the Newington Adoption Center.
Please specify the position and open shift you are interested in.
We cannot accept summer-only volunteers.

We do not keep a waiting list. If you do not see a position that meets your interests and availability, check back at a later date.

Connecticut Humane Society

701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111
800-452-0114 | FAX 860-665-1478 | info@cthumane.org
Copyright 2013 Connecticut Humane Society

Copyright 2013 Connecticut Humane Society