Many shelters rely on volunteers for tasks such as dog walking, cat socializing, answering phones, newsletter production, and staffing special events. The volunteer coordinator recruits, trains, schedules, and supervises volunteers in their important work.
Education and Background
Volunteer coordinators have diverse backgrounds but all need skills working with people and animals, plus writing, speaking, supervising, and organizational abilities.
Join Everyone Ready — a cutting-edge staff development training plan free to anyone in the animal care and control field who would like to sharpen his or her volunteer management skills and delivers expert training and resources in volunteer management.
Take the noncredit HSU online course Implementing a Sucessful Volunteer Program
Sample Job Description
Learn more about Animal Sheltering and Pet Care:
- Subscribe to Animal Sheltering magazine
- Visit AnimalSheltering.org — the premiere resource for animal care and control professionals!
- Subscribe to HSUS' weekly e-newsletter Pets for Life and get pet tips, expert news, and advice
- Contact your local shelter for information on what volunteer opportunities are available or look up volunteer information at www.Pets911.com or www.VolunteerMatch.org
- Visit The HSUS' Pets information and resources