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 Petango page of adoptable animals 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



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