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Volunteers are an integral part of our operations and help to ensure our continued success. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Applicants under the age of 18 are required to have a parent/guardian signature. We want to insure that you have a safe, comfortable and fun experience, so additional training may be provided based on particular tasks in which you choose to participate.

Ready to Volunteer? Click here to sign up online.  If you have any questions you can email us at volunteer@beavercountyhumanesociety.org.

View a list of all of our upcoming events.

Volunteer Orientation Classes: (This class is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour)

Volunteer Orientations Classes (must submit a volunteer application first - click here). Once you have submitted your application, please select a class to attend from the options listed below. Each class will cover the basic information needed to volunteer at the shelter.  Please, no flip flops or open toed shoes.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientation Classes:

Saturday, April 16th - noon

Tuesday, April 26th - 6:00 pm

Thursday, May 12th - 6:00 pm
 
Saturday, May 21st - noon
 
Tuesday, May 31st - 6:00 pm

If you are interested in attending our orientation session, please e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@beavercountyhumanesociety.org or call 724-775-5801 X101.  If you choose to email, please be sure to include your name and a good email address or phone number to reach you. (We do not send confirmation e-mails in regards to orientation registration - only if we must cancel.)
 

All Volunteer Orientation Classes are held in our Education Room at the Shelter. During the winter months, if weather conditions cause us to cancel, we will update this webpage.

Upcoming Thrift Store Orientation Class:

If you are interested in attending our orientation session, please e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@beavercountyhumanesocety.org or call 724-775-5801 X 101

Thrift Store Orientation Classes are held at our Thrift Store location. (1900 Seventh Avenue, Beaver Falls)

Dog Walking Orientation Classes: (This class is approximately 1 hour)

Please note: The pre-requisite for attending this class is completion of the Volunteer Orientation Class.

All Orientation Classes are held in our Education Room at the Shelter. Space is limited - You MUST confirm the class of your choosing.

If you are interested in attending our orientation session, please e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@beavercountyhumanesociety.org or call 724-775-5801 X 101.  If you choose to email, please be sure to include your name and a good email address or phone number to reach you. (We do not send confirmation e-mails in regards to orientation registration - only if we must cancel)

Upcoming Dog Walking Orientation Classes:

To be held immediately after the Orientation Class:

Saturday, April 16th - 12:45 pm

Tuesday, April 26th - 6:45 pm

Thursday, May 12th - 6:45 pm
 
Saturday, May 21st - 12:45 pm
 
Tuesday, May 31st - 6:45 pm
 

Feline Friend Orientation Classes: (This class is approximately 1 hour)

Please note: The pre-requisite for attending this class is completion of the Volunteer Orientation Class.

All Orientation Classes are held in our Education Room at the Shelter. Space is limited - You MUST confirm the class of your choosing.

If you are interested in attending our orientation session, please e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@beavercountyhumanesociety.org or call 724-775-5801 X 101.  If you choose to email, please be sure to include your name and a good email address or phone number to reach you.
(We do not send confirmation e-mails in regards to orientation registration - only if we must cancel the session)

Immediately following General Orientation Class:

Saturday, April 16th - 12:45 pm

Tuesday, April 26th - 6:45 pm

Thursday, May 12th - 6:45 pm
 
Saturday, May 21st - 12:45 pm
 
Tuesday, May 31st - 6:45 pm
 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Cat Care:  Includes cleaning carriers, bowls and litter pans and scoops as well as socializing and grooming cats. After taking our specific cat cuddling class, cat cuddlers are able to assist staff on Sundays and Mondays from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM; Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM.

Clerical: Assembling medical folders and informational packets that are used for adoptions and other general office help. 

Dog Walking: Dog Walkers are needed each day of the week.  After taking our specific dog walking class, dog walkers are able to come walk dogs on Sundays and Mondays from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM; Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM. 

Fundraising Activities: Participate in many diverse fundraising events that include a variety of activities such as selling Anderson Candies, volunteering at our Thrift Store in Beaver Falls, selling raffle tickets and hoagies or distributing and collecting donation banks at local businesses.

Fostering Animals: Open your home to shelter animals that need a safe, loving environment to thrive and get prepared for their forever homes.  View our Foster Services/Foster Requirements here.

General Kennel: Cleaning dog and cat bowls, helping with laundry and general cleaning and organization in the kennel areas.

Greeters: Includes directing our customers to the proper areas during busy times. After taking our volunteer orientation class, greeters are able to work during our normal business hours. Tuesday and Thursday evenings 4:00 pm - 7 pm and Saturdays from 11 am - 4:00 pm are the times we need greeters most.

PetSmart Adoptions and Cat Care: Clean cat cages at our PetSmart and Petco locations. Coordinate with the staff to prepare cats and transport them to PetSmarts in New Castle, Monaca and Cranberry adoption centers.

PetSmart Adopt-a-thons: Participate in off-site adoption events that happen throughout the year. Adoptable animals need transporting and care while participating in these events.  Also, volunteers that can answer questions and help our community are also needed.

Retail Store Clerk: Includes working in our store during normal business hours. Assist with inventory and restocking. Knowledge of our retail store items is necessary.

Special Events: Participate in special events such as our annual Tails on the Trails Pet Walk, which is held each September in Brady's Run Park or programs such as our Rabies Clinics held on Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 11am throughout the year. 

 

During our time of growth and change, we have many staff members and volunteers coordinating your volunteer application so please be patient with us.  

Ready to volunteer? Click here to sign up online. Once you submit your application, please email us at volunteer@beavercountyhumanesociety.org with the date of the orientation you would like to attend. (We do not send confirmation e-mails in regards to orientation registrations - only if the orientation should be cancelled)

Already a volunteer? Click here to read the Volunteer Orientation Handbook.  It contains important information that all volunteers, new and seasoned, should view.

THANK YOU for supporting these projects and your interest in helping the animals and community of Beaver County!!!!

 

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