6260 State Rd., Parma, OH 44134 | Parma Animal Shelter, 501(c)(3) organization

Volunteer Opportunities

  If you are interested in Volunteering, for an Adult (over 18) volunteer application, visit the shelter in person or you can download an Adult application and waiver/release form.  For a Junior volunteer application (must be 15-18), visit the shelter in person or you can download our Jr. Volunteer application/waiver form. In-shelter morning shifts are any 2 hours between 8:00 am – noon and afternoon shifts are any 2 hours between 4:00 – 7:00 pm.

Cat Care Specialist

Details

We are looking for cat lovers for a weekly or every other week commitment.  Duties include feeding and care of cats and kittens, cleaning cages, litter box maintenance, assist with laundry, general clean-up of Main Cat Room.  Once primary care is done, petting, playing, brushing of the cats and kittens is encouraged.

Skills

Patient with cats and kittens, able to follow policies and procedures, work as a team.

Dog Care Specialist

Details

We are looking for dog lovers for a weekly or every other week commitment. Dog obedience using the techniques taught by a professional dog trainer. Dog walking, kennel maintenance, and general shelter duties. Once primary care is done, dogs can be brushed and/or can enjoy playing in the dog runs or using the agility course.

Skills

Must be able to handle large, strong dogs, able to follow specific guidelines on dealing with shelter dogs, handle all kinds of dogs, with infinite patience, kindness and affection.

Fundraising

Details

Participate in fundraising events and to publicize the shelter and facilitate adoptions.

Skills

Ability to work as a team setting up events, schedule staffing for events such as March Muttness, Summer Fair, Bake Sales, etc.

Receptionist

Details

Greet the public, answer the phone, filing, filling out forms for new animals, lost and found reports, tours. Reconciling lost and found reports, other clerical duties as needed and doing laundry.

Skills

Pleasant manner, cheerful, good public relations skills, organizational skills, ability to work as a team and follow policies and procedures.

Laundry Specialist

Details

Work weekly or every other week helping to launder animal blankets and cleaning towels, folding and putting laundry away in proper areas.

Internet Publicity

Details

To post our shelter information regarding events and fundraisers, advertising our home page address and gain public awareness that if you live in or near Parma, Ohio THIS is the place to look if you’ve lost a pet, would like to adopt one, need to find a home for your pet, want to know how to take care of your pet or, if you would like to volunteer, what volunteers DO at Parma Animal Shelter.

Skills

Must have a computer and be internet savvy enough to pass the word about our shelter by posting in message groups and maintaining web pages. Must have the TIME to keep postings and/or pages updated WEEKLY.

Humane Education

Details

Volunteers are shelter representatives for off-site education events. Duties include transporting and/or setting up table displays and/or cages to promote adoption of our animals. Handlers must be a regular dog walker or cat specialist.

Junior Volunteer- Age 15 to 18

Details

Junior volunteers assist cat care specialists and can handle non-aggressive cats with waiver permission. They can serve cat treats, wash dishes, wash scoops, provide food and water, clean litter boxes, clean cages and sweep floors. Please download the Jr Volunteer application/waiver form here: Junior application/waiver

Skills

Pleasant manner, ability to work as a team and follow policies and procedures. Must be reliable and dependable.

Publicity

Details

For a person who wants to help animals but doesn’t want to WORK WITH animals, this is a great opportunity. The volunteer would deliver flyers advertising our events and ask business owners to post them in their windows. Our flyers can go to the schools in the Parma area, pet stores, vet offices, businesses in Parma, libraries, etc. Can also help make signs and flyers for special events.

Volunteer Coordinator for Companies, Churches, Schools

Details

Another position for a person who wants to help animals but doesn’t want to WORK WITH animals. The coordinator works with organizations, who wish to volunteer at the shelter for a one time occurrence. The coordinator would direct and oversee organization’s volunteers to work on projects which could include stuffing envelopes, washing walls, painting, weed whacking, raking leaves, etc. Schedule is determined by coordinator.

Can Recycling Crew

Details

Move bags of aluminum cans from the public drop-off recycling area against wire fence to inside wooden fenced area. Should be willing to haul one load every other week to recycling center. Money is used to help our homeless animals.

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