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RHS Volunteers 2021-2022

Humane Society Volunteer Day - December 4th @ 8:30am

Must be 16 or older to volunteer. Read the description below before signing up.

Group Volunteers are there to help our kennel staff keep all of our animal areas running smoothly.  You will help with whatever is needed, which may include walking dogs or taking puppies out to the play yards, cleaning cages and doing general cleaning, washing bowls, doing laundry, putting out water and food for the animals, making treats, or whatever else the staff needs help with that day.  Wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty and tennis shoes. 

  • Parking - When you all arrive you can park in any of our street parking or in the overflow lots located across Armenia Avenue at Braddock St. or at Gulf Fabrics (this is the warehouse business next door to us, and you will see the HSTB signs for additional parking).  Please do not park in the lots directly in front of the shelter or in the parking garage as those spots are needed for adopters and visitors.
  • Where to Meet - you will head towards the left side of our building – you will see a gazebo and seating area. Wait in that area, and a staff member will come out around the start time for that shift and show you where to go!
  • Attire – please be sure all groups members are wearing a mask when indoors (Masks are currently suggested for volunteers while inside the shelter but are not mandatory), close-toed shoes, and comfy clothes that will be fine indoors or outdoors.
  • Dog Walking Protocols – Please make sure that everyone knows that they should always keep an eye on the dog, pick up the poop, and enjoy the wonderful outside area.  Please watch this video before you come: https://youtu.be/QHY974SodNc.  It is very important to watch the dog's behavior while you are walking them for safety, so please do not use your cell phone while you have a dog under your supervision.
  • Allergies – Please be aware that you may come into contact with various animals and we cannot guarantee that you will only work with one animal as the needs for the day you are there might include helping in the areas for the dogs, cats, rabbits, or other small animals.
  • Tasks – It is not possible to request specific tasks or animals when you arrive, so please make sure that all members of your group are comfortable with walking medium to large dogs as getting the dogs out for walks in the morning is one of the primary tasks for groups.  We do not always have a lot of small dogs and puppies available, so you may be asked to take larger dogs out for walks while their kennels get cleaned. 
  • Medical Isolation Areas - Please do not enter any kennel areas with signs stating “Staff Only” or “Do Not Enter” for the health and safety of our animals.
  • Pictures – Please do not take any photos of animals in the Lower Level (Cats or dogs in Kennels 1-6) of the shelter as none of those animals are ready for adoption yet and posting pictures of those animals causes confusion for the public and more work for our Adoption staff.  However, If you see any adoptable animals on the main Adoption Floor, you can feel free to take and post pictures of those animals. :-)
  • If anyone in your group is under the age of 18, they must have a parent sign a Volunteer Release Form and bring the signed form with them to volunteer.  Here is a link to the release form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bJvVrM353jryK0p__6eoHvtp7v_yDyUM/view?usp=sharing.
  • Parking - When you all arrive you can park in any of our street parking or in the overflow lots located across Armenia Avenue at Braddock St. or at Gulf Fabrics (this is the warehouse business next door to us, and you will see the HSTB signs for additional parking).  Please do not park in the lots directly in front of the shelter or in the parking garage as those spots are needed for adopters and visitors.
  • Where to Meet - you will head towards the left side of our building – you will see a gazebo and seating area. Wait in that area, and a staff member will come out around the start time for that shift and show you where to go!
  • Attire – please be sure all groups members are wearing a mask when indoors (Masks are currently suggested for volunteers while inside the shelter but are not mandatory), close-toed shoes, and comfy clothes that will be fine indoors or outdoors.
  • Dog Walking Protocols – Please make sure that everyone knows that they should always keep an eye on the dog, pick up the poop, and enjoy the wonderful outside area.  Please watch this video before you come: https://youtu.be/QHY974SodNc.  It is very important to watch the dog's behavior while you are walking them for safety, so please do not use your cell phone while you have a dog under your supervision.
  • Allergies – Please be aware that you may come into contact with various animals and we cannot guarantee that you will only work with one animal as the needs for the day you are there might include helping in the areas for the dogs, cats, rabbits, or other small animals.
  • Tasks – It is not possible to request specific tasks or animals when you arrive, so please make sure that all members of your group are comfortable with walking medium to large dogs as getting the dogs out for walks in the morning is one of the primary tasks for groups.  We do not always have a lot of small dogs and puppies available, so you may be asked to take larger dogs out for walks while their kennels get cleaned. 
  • Medical Isolation Areas - Please do not enter any kennel areas with signs stating “Staff Only” or “Do Not Enter” for the health and safety of our animals.
  • Pictures – Please do not take any photos of animals in the Lower Level (Cats or dogs in Kennels 1-6) of the shelter as none of those animals are ready for adoption yet and posting pictures of those animals causes confusion for the public and more work for our Adoption staff.  However, If you see any adoptable animals on the main Adoption Floor, you can feel free to take and post pictures of those animals. :-)
  • If anyone in your group is under the age of 18, they must have a parent sign a Volunteer Release Form and bring the signed form with them to volunteer.  Here is a link to the release form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bJvVrM353jryK0p__6eoHvtp7v_yDyUM/view?usp=sharing.
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Volunteer (15)

 
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Alexander Chromiak
Anika Sanka
Anika Sanka
Kennedi Kleisinger
Laura Miranda-Alvarez
Orelvis Perez Alvarez
Sabrina Gonzalez
Patricia De La Cruz
Roobielle Bien-aime
Cassidy Chapman
Lauren Launikitis
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