Volunteer Orientation

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Volunteer orientation classes cover the basic information needed to volunteer at the shelter.  Once you have submitted your application (click here to apply), our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you to let you know about upcoming orientation dates!

If you are interested in attending our orientation session, please e-mail volunteer@beavercountyhumanesociety.org or call 724-775-5801 X101 to reserve your spot.  If you choose to email, please be sure to include your name and a good email address or phone number to reach you.  If there are no orientation dates available, we ask for your patience, and will be posting future dates soon.


All Volunteer Orientation Classes start in our Education Room at the Shelter. Space is limited - You MUST confirm and receive confirmation for the class of your choosing to attend.

During the orientation, you will travel through the shelter and its grounds.  Please dress appropriately for the weather.

All interested parties must take at least the Volunteer Orientation Class before volunteering at the Beaver County Humane Society.  If one wishes to work with animals, additional orientations are necessary which occur directly after the General portion on the same day.

Please do NOT wear open toed shoes or flip flops during orientation (or any time when volunteering at the shelter).  Sneakers or boots are a must.

During the winter months, if weather conditions cause us to cancel, we will update this webpage.


Volunteer Orientation Classes: (This class is approximately 2 hours)

This class is broken into two portions: General, which goes over the basics for volunteering at our shelter, and then directly followed by a Dog Walking or Cat Cuddling orientation.  The General portion also serves as a pre-requisite for any of the more specific orientation classes such as fundraisers, third party events, cat cage cleaning, adoption events, etc.   





Thrift Store Orientation Class:

Our Thrift Store is our largest, ongoing fundraiser, and we can use all of the help possible.  If you are interested in setting up an orientation session for the Thrift Store, please e-mail volunteer@beavercountyhumanesocety.org or call 724-775-5801 X 101.

Thrift Store Orientation Classes are held at our Thrift Store location at 1900 Seventh Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA, 15010.  They are usually between 30 minutes to 1 hour.