To apply, please plan to visit us on Wednesday,
March 12th, 2014 for our 3rd annual Volunteer
Fair! The Volunteer Fair is from 5:30-8:30pm and a great way
for prospective volunteers to learn about and apply to the program that
interests them the most.
Meet the staff of Rescue Village and learn about the
volunteer programs and opportunities we have available at the shelter, or at
offsite events as well as other, non-animal care positions. Learn about
opportunities for kids ages 8-15, short-term or event opportunities. Working
with the animals or for the animals, we’ve got the position that’s just right
Plan to stay at least an hour and don’t forget to browse
our bake sale and general store as you tour the entire facility. We look forward
to meeting you and having you join the Rescue Village team -- see you at the
2014 Volunteer Fair!
Rescue Village relies on hundreds of volunteers
every year to keep our life-saving programs running strong.
A.M. Cat Cage Cleaners
We are seeking volunteers to help clean cat cages from 8-10am weekdays. Morning cat cleaners are trained by staff and are greatly needed as this is one of the most time-consuming tasks here at the shelter. It’s also one of the most enjoyable!
If you are interested and can help out at least one day a week, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Lisa Ishee, at 440-338-4819 x 18.
URGENT NEED FOR FOSTER FAMILIES! to learn more, click here
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.
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)
Geauga County Dept. of Emergency Services, Geauga County Dog Warden's Dept. and Geauga Humane Society have partnered to
form the A-CERT program.
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.
may help by:
immediate assistance in animal resources
animal needs assessment info
and coordinate A-CERT response teams
and staff emergency animal evacuation shelters
with and coordinate animal & owner evacuations
lost animals with their owners
animal emergency preparedness
Save the Dates!
2104 A-CERT classes are set for May on Monday and Thursday evenings. Stay tuned, as the modules to be covered will be posted soon!
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
Standard Operating Guidelines.
more information, or if you are interested in becoming an
A-CERT member, please
call Ken Folson of the EMA at 440-279-2173.