FUR STAR**** Volunteer Program

If you want to work directly with our animals in a shelter setting, then this position is for you. At the Chester County SPCA, our shelter guests are like family and we want their stay with us to be as comfortable, productive and educational as possible! Fur Star**** Volunteers assist our staff with adoptable dogs and cats to ensure the success of our in-shelter animal training & behavior enhancement program. Fur Star**** volunteers work on exercise and socialize our shelter guests

AGE REQUIREMENT: 18 years or older

TIME COMMITMENT: at least one 2-hour shift per month for at least 6 months.

*Everyone must attend an orientation, no exceptions. For more information on securing a spot in the next orientation, please complete the volunteer application and then either mail (1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380) email (volunteer@ccspca.org) fax(610-692-7234) or stop by and drop it off.  Once we receive your application you will be contacted about the next available orientation. Orientations are conducted once to twice a month.

By learning the most current and humane animal handling and training techniques, and by teaching ourselves to better understand our feline and canine companions, we can better accommodate their needs during their stay with us!

tour.jpgDOG'S ON TOUR

Like events and community functions? Have a valid driver's license and reliable vehicle? Then our Dog's Day Out volunteer program is for you! Take adoptable shelter dogs to participating pet supply stores, local events, or CCSPCA fundraisers. While at these locations, talk to customers and attendees about the dog and the Chester County SPCA.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: 18 years or older

TIME REQUIREMENTS: varies

ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Fur Star**** Program through the Yellow (dog walking) level. Additional event experience a plus.

VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM

Volunteers with a knack for photography, a love for animals, and the ability to work alone or on a team (with other volunteers or kennel staff) will be able to use their own photography equipment and edit pictures for our shelter use.      **You must attend a Fur Star Volunteer Orientation before starting this program.
These pictures will be used to update our web site and will also be used for promotional, educational, and event materials. Please fill out a volunteer application.

AGE REQUIREMENT: 18 years or older

TIME COMMITMENT: 1 photo session per month

SHELTER AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

The Chester County SPCA's front and administrative office staff need your help! Tasks include data entry/computer work, individual and specialized projects to grow programs, putting together adoption packets and other organizational work, greeting visitors at the shelter, answering phones, or helping staff prep for events, trainings, and workshops. Please fill out a volunteer application.

AGE REQUIREMENT: 16 years or older.

TIME COMMITMENT: varies due to each project or task

SHELTER GREETER

First impressions are important, and as a Greeter, you will be the first and last person our guests encounter when visiting the CCSPCA. You will also be the person that helps direct our guests to the proper area in the shelter.  To be a Greeter, you must be a strong communicator. Greeters will also be responsible for ensuring that the area around the door stays presentable. Training is provided during your first shift.  Please fill out a volunteer application. 

AGE REQUIREMENT: 16 years or older.

TIME COMMITMENT: Greeters are scheduled for 2-3 hour shifts during shelter visiting hours

First impressions are important, and as a Greeter, you will be the first and last person our guests encounter when visiting the CCSPCA. If you have good communications skills, this is the perfect activity for you.    As a Greeter, you will welcome individuals to the CCSPCA and direct them to the proper shelter area.   In addition, you will responsible for ensuring that the area around the door stays presentable and welcoming to our guests.   Training is provided during your first shift.  Please fill out a volunteer application if you are interested in this position.

SURGICAL PACK PREPARATION

Are you interested in learning more about animal medicine? CCSPCA is expanding the spay/neuter program and needs individuals to create surgical packs during surgery hours (see below for scheduled hours.)  Surgical procedures require that all materials and instruments coming into contact with the surgical site are sterile. To do this, all of the surgical instruments and materials used in surgery are first wrapped and taped shut and placed in the autoclave for sterilization. On the job training will be provided for this position during your first shift.  Please fill out a volunteer application.

AGE REQUIREMENT: 16 years or older.

TIME COMMITMENT: Shifts are 2.5 hours and are available Monday – Friday between 10am and 2pm.  


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