Open Positions

Open Volunteer Position – Community Engagement and Operations Intern

Position Summary: Help management with administrative tasks, event tasks and animal care.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists with exercising dogs on the adoption floor as needed in all weather
  • Assists with cleaning cat cages as needed using appropriate methods
  • Performs cleaning duties such as washing dishes, doing laundry, taking out trash, mopping floors, etc.  (This includes cleaning of urine and feces)
  • Performs administrative duties such as shredding documents, entering information into the shelter’s computer system, helping with shelter mailings, making signs, etc.
  • Assists with preparing for shelter surgery days by gathering supplies, creating surgery paperwork, and creating dog and cat exam packets
  • Assists with returning voicemails and emails
  • Creates and distributes enrichment items for the animals daily
  • Assists with taking and uploading pictures and videos of shelter animals for promotion purposes
  • Assists with the organization, prep and setup of some of CHA’s major Fundraisers, including Dog Jog™ and Paws to Party

Requirements:

  • Have a passion and love for animals
  • Be willing to take direction
  • Be willing to work at a desk as well as be willing to do manual labor
  • Available at least through the summer

If interested, please email Community Engagement Manager, Marissa Friel


Open Volunteer Position – Graphic Designer

Position Summary: Will work with communications committee and staff members to develop publications promoting the shelter’s events, programs and animals.

Duties & Responsibilities:
– Completion of design requests in a timely manner
– Conceptualize and design a variety of promotional materials including flyers, brochures, social media content, etc.
– Participate in committee meetings being mindful of quarterly meeting attendance and product deadlines
– Design graphics for the shelters website

Requirements:
– Have access to InDesign, Photoshop, Canva and other design programs
– Able to check and respond to group email on a timely basis Have a love for animals and a passion for helping them find homes


VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help care for our animals! Please see the volunteer descriptions below. If there is something you are interested in helping with, email Community Engagement Manager, Marissa Friel.

Cat Caretaker

Care and feeding of CHA Animal Shelter cats, as well as interaction with public in the cat rooms if the shift is during adoption hours. Duration of the shift is approximately two hours on weekdays and approximately three hours on weekends. Shift is scheduled every other week.

Dog Caretaker

Care and feeding of CHA Animal Shelter dogs, as well as interaction with public on the adoption floor if the shift is during adoption hours. Duration of the shift is approximately two hours on weekdays and approximately three hours on weekends. Shift is scheduled every other week.

Cat Isolation Caretaker

Providing care and feeding of CHA isolation cats. Administering medication may be required. Duration of the shift varies proportionate to the number of isolated cats; no longer than two hours. Shift is scheduled every other week. While this position operates within the time frame of a regularly scheduled shift, the Cat Isolation Care Worker cannot intermingle in any other area of the shelter and must leave the shelter immediately when Isolation tasks are completed.

Dog Isolation Caretaker

Providing care and feeding of CHA isolation dogs. Administering oral medication may be required. Duration of the shift varies proportionate to the number of isolated dogs; no longer than two hours. Shift is scheduled every other week. While this position operates within the time frame of a regularly scheduled shift, once the Dog Isolation Care Worker enters Isolation area, the worker cannot intermingle in any other area of the shelter and must leave the shelter immediately when Isolation tasks are completed.