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Development Office Administrative Assistant

The Administrative/Development Support Volunteer will assist the Our Companions Development department with data entry, special administrative projects and donor engagement outreach.

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Feline Sanctuary Volunteers

Our Feline Sanctuary Volunteers provide companionship and care to the sanctuary cats through socializing, interactive play, caregiving and cleaning, grooming and cuddling.

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Canine Sanctuary Volunteers

Our Canine Activity and Socialization Volunteers provide activity and socialization to the sanctuary dogs through walking, interactive play, and training. We are currently accepting volunteers who are available for SPECIFIC SHIFTS:

Monday: 1-3 (alternating weeks)
Thursday: 12-2 or 1-3 (weekly)

Our Canine Tuck-In Volunteers provide activity and socialization to the sanctuary dogs through relaxation, interactive play, and training during the evening (6pm-9pm). These important interactions allow our dogs to gain enrichment, behavioral skills, and comfort while at the sanctuary awaiting their new homes. This opportunity is currently full.

 

Please note your availability on application.

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Helpline Volunteers

The Helpline Community Cat Counselor responds to inquiries about helping community cats in need. “Community Cats” is a term used to describe outdoor, unowned, free-roaming cats. We are currently seeking two volunteers for this role.

The Helpline Cat Placement Counselor responds to inquiries from caregivers/owners looking to find new homes for their pet cat or friendly stray cat. This opportunity is currently full.

The Administrative Data Entry Support Volunteer assists the Helpline function with data entry and general office support. This opportunity is currently full.

The Small Animal Assistance Volunteer responds to inquiries from caregivers/owners looking to find new homes for their small animals or birds. This opportunity is currently full.

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Canine College Volunteer

Specially-trained Canine College Volunteers provide the workforce for our positive reward-based training classes to the public. These classes address common behavior problems, and strengthen the bond between people and their canine companions.

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Grounds Maintenance Volunteer

Ground Maintenance Volunteers help maintain the grounds and landscaping at our Ashford Sanctuary. Please note, this opportunity does not require a one year commitment!

For any questions about any of our volunteer programs and opportunities, you can contact us here!

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