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Do you love animals and want to turn your compassion into action? Join our volunteer team to help animals in need!

We’re hosting an open house on Monday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at our Alpharetta location. You’ll learn more about how you can significantly impact our operations by volunteering at Atlanta Humane.

We’re looking to fill four key roles on our team:

Adoptions Dog Walker Volunteer

The volunteer in this role is responsible for:

  • Providing our adoptable dogs with daily exercise, training, and socialization to support their behavioral, mental, and emotional health, comfort, and safety.
  • Following all safety, behavior, handling and training protocols. Tenets of Dog Walking, and notes and instructions on our Dog Walk Board, helping them to become more adoptable.
  • Giving 15-20 minute walks per dog to relieve themselves, spend time out of the shelter, get exercise, and get fresh air.

Volunteers must complete a 1-hour dog walking shadowing session with an experienced dog walker and complete a 2-hour dog walking mentoring session with an approved dog walking mentor. There are three shifts between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily that can be scheduled in our volunteer platform.

Admissions Support Volunteer

The volunteer in this role is responsible for:

  • Supporting the Admissions Team by assisting with daily operations, such as general animal care (not including dog walking), cleaning, stocking supply cabinets, ensuring animals have water and clean bedding, and more.

Volunteers must complete on-the-job training with an experienced volunteer and be comfortable assisting with the moving on animals to designated areas within the shelter. Volunteers must also be physically able to stand, squat, lift, and clean.

Dog Care and Adoptions Volunteer

The volunteer in this role is responsible for:

  • Greeting visitors, explaining the adoption process, and assisting potential adopters with meeting the dogs that best fit their family and lifestyle.
  • Assisting with dog care, including daily socialization and enrichment, providing them with fresh water and clean bedding, and spot cleaning kennels as needed.

Volunteers must have strong customer service skills and be comfortable. interacting with the public. They should be able to communicate well as they will have to learn and convey each animal’s information to adopters. To begin, volunteers will need to complete a mentor session.

Shelter Medicine TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) Assistant Volunteer

The volunteer in this role is responsible for:

  • Assisting Shelter Medicine and Community Outreach with processing and documenting cats who are participating in the TNR program on designated TNR days.

Volunteers are required to complete cat kennel care training and complete a 1-hour mentoring shift with staff or an experience volunteer. They should have a basic understanding of or willingness to learn TNR best practices and be comfortable safely handling and moving traps that contain feral, fractious, or highly stressed cats.

March 9, 2023

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