Are you a people person and love to help animals? We may have a great volunteer opportunity for you. United Hope for Animals helped set up “Glamour” Photoshoots at the Downey and Carson shelters in addition to their regular Baldwin Park Shelter shoots, and is now in urgent need of volunteers to help with getting the animals placed into adoptive homes.
What are the requirements?
Adoption Coordinators should be over 18 and be within easy driving distance of either the Baldwin Park or Downey Shelter, and be available during some daytime hours during the week and/or weekends. This volunteer’s job is to field phone calls from potential adopters and arrange for them to fill out an application and then do a phone interview and meet them at the shelter to do a “meet & greet” with the dog they are interested in.
It’s very important that Adoption Coordinators be able to respond to all calls, even if it’s just to say you will get back with them at a particular time. Adoption coordinators are an extremely important part of the our rescue efforts. The sooner we can help the dogs we photograph get adopted, the faster we can focus on and help the next dog that is in danger.
Online Listing Managers Needed
If you are only able to work from home, UHA also needs someone who is able to add listings of available dogs to Petfinder, Adopt-a-Pet and other areas, and to keep them updated when the dogs get adopted. For this volunteer position, you just need availability on a Sunday and/or Monday after each photoshoot to post the new dogs or cats online. This person should also be comfortable uploading photos and logging in and out of a website. This is a regular, ongoing commitment that requires someone to be organized and responsible to keep the information current without regular oversight.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Adoption Coordinator for the Downey or Carson shelter, or an Online Listing Manager, please fill out a Volunteer Application. If you are already a UHA volunteers, email firstname.lastname@example.org.