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Geauga Humane Society's
Rescue Village
15463 Chillicothe Rd.
Russell Twp., OH 44072
440.338.4819
fax 440.338.4855

 

people helping animals

Rescue Village relies on hundreds of volunteers every year to keep our life-saving programs running strong.

 

URGENT NEED FOR FOSTER FAMILIES! to learn more, click here

 

Group volunteers needed -- Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21st

We are looking for groups of volunteers to assist with setup at Holden Arboretum the day before Woofstock on Saturday (9-1pm) and breakdown after Woofstock on Sunday (3-5pm). This is a great opportunity for team-building and group service hours. Call 440-338-4819 x 49 for more information.

age requirements

Individuals 16 and over may apply to train for an animal care volunteer position.

Students ages 8-15 can volunteer with an adult partner through our JR TLC Teams. These student/adult teams focus on animal enrichment (ages 8-11) and socialization of cats, dogs, and/or small animals like rabbits, ferrets, and guinea pigs (ages 12-15).

Community service positions in housekeeping and shelter maintenance are reserved for individuals age 21 and older who have court-ordered service hours to complete.

 

training requirements

Animal care volunteers have the following training requirements:

  • Animal Care Class
  • On the job training with a mentor volunteer (typically two shifts at two hours each) for each volunteer level

Shelter volunteers are asked to commit to a regular weekly shift of two hours.


A-CERT dfsafafadfafafasadfafdasdf(Animal Community Response Team)

The Geauga County Dept. of Emergency Services, Geauga County Dog Warden's Dept. and Geauga Humane Society have partnered to form the A-CERT program.

 

Animal Community Emergency Response Team is a team of volunteers, through training prepares you to help yourself, family, and your neighbors and the animals in the community in the event of a disaster.

 

A-CERT may help by:

 

  • Giving immediate assistance in animal resources
  • Providing animal needs assessment info
  • Organizing and coordinate A-CERT response teams
  • Establish and staff emergency animal evacuation shelters
  • Assist with and coordinate animal & owner evacuations
  • Reunite lost animals with their owners
  • Promote animal emergency preparedness

Click here to view the Fall 2014 Schedule

By becoming a trained A-CERT volunteer you will acquire the skills necessary to rescue, capture, shelter & save the lives of animals in the event of a disaster.

 

 

Standard Operating Guidelines.

 

For more information, or if you are interested in becoming an

A-CERT member, please call Ken Folson of the EMA at 440-279-2173.