|AVAILABILITY:||Tuesday -Friday 2pm-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm. ALL WEEKEND AND EVENING POSITIONS ARE CURRENTLY FULL.|
|TIME COMMITMENT:||Two hour weekly shift.|
|RESPONSIBILITY:||Dog walking is our most popular volunteer activity at the Adoption Center! We have recently begun a new exciting program for our dog walking volunteers called SAFEWALK. The goal of the SAFEWALK program is to help volunteers serve our dogs more safely and efficiently using principles of science. You will have the opportunity to help our homeless dogs learn behavior skills that will make them more adoptable, help them receive sufficient physical and intellectual exercise, and keep them safe until they find their forever home.
These opportunities exist in graduating forms; from teaching dogs to sit for a cookie while they are in their kennels, to feeding them at mealtimes, to walking them using training and management techniques that are safe and kind.
|QUALIFICATIONS:||Good to High Level physical condition due to the high level of physical activity.
Commitment to using the handling and training protocols outlined by the SAFEWALK program.
Receptive to feedback and willingness to learn.
Ability to work independently and follow instructions.
|TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:||SAFEWALK volunteers are trained to graduate to higher levels of interaction with dogs at the adoption center. Volunteers start by attending a two-hour orientation. At the time of orientation, volunteers must sign up for the first 45-minute training session. Further training sessions, along with a set number of completed volunteer hours, allows volunteers to graduate to higher levels of expertise and interaction with adoption center dogs.|
Complete an online application for this position.