Step 1: Volunteer Orientation Class, sign-up.
Our volunteer Orienation class is an essential part for everone eligible to volunteer at the Washington Area Humane Society. Upon completion of volunteer orientation, persons interested in dog walking are required to attend additional training on dog walking skills and kennel safety.
The Volunteer Orientation Training class size is limited, so please register early! Registration fo an upcoming class is easy. Just call 724-222-7387 (PETS) x110 or email our Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com. Our knowledgable staff will provide you with the necessary information you need to attend.
- WAHS Volunteers ages 14-17 are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the Volunteer Orienation class. The parent/guardian participates and completes the class also.
- WAHS Volunteers are required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times while partipating in any WAHS Volunteer activity.
- WAHS Volunteer minimum age is 14. Only our WAHS volunteers 16 and older are permitted to participate in activities involving dog walking/kennel. Volunteers age 16-17 for activities involving dogs must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and all dogs from 2 pounds to 200 pounds must be double leashed. Our younger voulunteers under 16 can enjoy spending time with our fantastic felines, help with gardening, fundraising and much more.
- Community Service – the WAHS offers fundraising/wish list drive opportunities for community service school and scout projects. For more information on how you can help please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 724-222-7387 x110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WAHS apologizes, but at this time we do not have a volunteer program for individuals in need of court ordered communtiy service.
Step 2: Attend a Volunteer Orientation class.
When you sign-up for Volunteer Orientation you will be provided with a date and time to attend a class that provides you with the tools and informtion needed to be a succefull volunteer. At this class your volunteer application will be reviewed, you will recieve a Volutneer Handbook that explains the Volunteer operating procedures and guidelines. We will be able to answer any questions yuou that you may have and inform you of upcoming volunteer event activities you maylike to participate in. some of our volunteer activities require additional training such as adoption counselors and customer liaison’s, so if you are interested let us know and we will guide you in the right direction.
A volunteer is anyone who offers to do charitable or helpful work without monetary compensation. Volunteers perform activities on behalf of the WAHS at the direction of the Manager of Program Development, Program Coordinator and Shelter Manager. The WAHS does not offer volunteer opportunities to individuals in need of court-ordered community service.
Upcoming 2013 Volunteer Orientation Training DatesOctober 26, 2013 November 16, 2013
*You MUST pre-register for these dates.
October 29, 2013
The WAHS has a monthly Volunteer meeting for active volunteers. Join us and meet some new people with the same passion for animals that you have. Learn about upcoming events and ways that you can continue to support the Society. We hope to see everyone there!