At the end of the three months, volunteers will be asked if they are interested in continuing at Wayside Waifs. At this time, they will become eligible for an additional volunteer position — listed below.Apply Online
This position support the Wayside Waifs Vet Clinic with non-medical needs. Volunteers will be asked to return animals to the adoption area, clean kennels, complete support tasks that help free up Vet Techs to care for animals, and enter surgery information into Pet Point. Volunteers are asked to make a strong six month commitment to the position and are interviewed before placement.
This is a customer service position contacting adopters. Volunteers performing this task need to be very comfortable talking to people on the phone. This rewarding position allows Wayside to get feedback about how animals are doing in their new homes, and how we are doing as a whole.
This is a scheduled position where volunteers help potential adopters meet Wayside animals. Volunteers are on the floor as a resource to help the public select, meet and become acquainted with potential new family members.
Volunteers will help adopters pick out items for their new pet, give basic advice on owning a new pet, and answer questions about crate and litter box training. (All training on these subjects is provided.)
Several additional opportunities are available to train volunteers to work with our canine and feline friends. Opportunties include working with shy and fearful dogs, helping dogs with "down time activities," basic dog commands, clicker training for cats, Felineality, and you can even become a part of a new group of cat volunteers working on Feline Adoptable Behavior with our less social cats.
This is a specialized role that is done during your normal volunteer shift. Volunteers are trained to specifically work with dogs that are assigned a Green Directive by the BE Team. At least 30 minutes of the volunteer's socialization time will be dedicated to dogs that need special behavior work.
This position specializes in dealing with scared, shy and unsocialized cats. Trained volunteers will work with cats that have been identified by staff. A running list of TABBY cats is maintained by the shelter to ensure they are getting the help they need.