Volunteer Opportunities, Waterford

Read below to learn about current volunteer openings at the Waterford 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 Waterford Adoption Center

Updated 12/11/2017 

  

Cat Cuddlers

Experienced cat enthusiasts are needed to join the volunteer team at the Waterford adoption center. Volunteers provide socialization and exercise for the cats during their stay. Safety training is provided. 

Requirements: 18+, have active health insurance, comfortable working around all types of cats, 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 9:30AM-11:30AM
Mondays 3:00PM-5:00PM Tuesdays 3:00PM-5:00PM
Wednesdays 11:00AM-1:00PM
Thursdays 9:30AM-11:30AM
Fridays 3:00PM-5:00PM


  

Dog Walkers

Love dogs? The Waterford adoption center needs experienced dog owners to join the volunteer team. Volunteers walk and socialize the dogs during their stay. Volunteers must be able to manage dogs up to 120 lbs. and must be willing to work with dogs with minor behavioral issues such as pulling on the leash, jumping, and dogs who become overly excited or are reactive towards other dogs. Safety training is provided.

Requirements: 18+, have active health insurance, comfortable working around all types and sizes of dogs, 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 9:30AM-11:30AM
Mondays 3:00PM-5:00PM
Tuesdays 9:30AM-11:30AM
Thursdays 3:00PM-5:00PM
Saturdays 3:00PM-5:00PM


  

Animal Enrichment

Want to cheer up the animals during their stay? The Waterford adoption center needs volunteers to join the Animal Enrichment team. Enrichment volunteers provide mental stimulation for the animals to keep their minds busy while they await adoption. Duties include filling Kong toys and distributing them to the dogs and cats, handing out puzzle toys, performing training drills, utilizing scented sprays and more.

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:
Thursdays 10:00AM-12:00PM


  

Biological Risk Management

The Waterford 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 8:30AM-10:30AM
Tuesdays 3:00PM-5:00PM
Thursdays 8:30AM-10:30AM
Fridays 8:30AM-10:30AM
Saturdays 8:30AM-10:30AM


  

Certified Dog Trainers       

Do you have professional dog training experience? The Waterford adoption center needs experienced dog trainers to teach the dogs their basic manners prior to adoption using positive reinforcement methods.

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

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

Open Shifts:
The schedule for this position is flexible.


Apply for a volunteer position at the Waterford Adoption Center.
Please specify the position and open shift you are interested in.

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.

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