Volunteer

Established in May 2013, Marley's Hope dog rescue is an all breed rescue organization. We are a registered not for profit organization, comprised of a dedicated team of volunteers.

Reporting to the Shelter Coordinator, the Shelter Support Volunteers are responsible for caring for the dogs to support their physical and emotional well being through providing a clean kennel, regular meals, exercise and play time and most importantly assistance in finding their forever home.


Responsibilities
  • Cleaning kennels in accordance with established shelter protocols.
  • Preparing meals and feeding dogs.
  • Administering oral and topical medications as prescribed by a Veterinarian.
  • Provide dogs with appropriate exercise through walking, mental stimulation, play and positive physical contact.
  • Encourage positive adoptable behaviours and basic leash skills.
  • Provide affection with petting and grooming.
  • Assist prospective adopters by helping to match their personalities and lifestyles with the traits and characteristics of one of our adoptable animals.
  • May be required to perform other related shelter functions as required.
  • Schedule to be determined. May include weekends and holidays.

  • Skills/Abilities
  • Comfortable working with dogs, including large breed dogs.
  • Knowledge of animal care and welfare considered an asset.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to work in all weather conditions.
  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Physical & Psychological Demands

    Must be able to:

  • maintain confidentiality and respect the privacy of shelter clients & potential adopters.
  • interact respectfully with a diverse client group.
  • maintain composure when dealing with emotionally charged situations.
  • walk or stand for long periods.
  • lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • bend, reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; and use fingers.
  • speak normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing.
  • work in an environment with frequent distractions and interruptions.
  • attend mandatory training sessions on shelter operations.