ADULT Basic New Volunteer Orientation


  


Event Description:

Overview

This class is intended for volunteers ages 12 and up. Families volunteering with children younger then 12 should attend the FAMILY orientation class. 

 

Orientation includes history & tour of the shelter as well as an overview of volunteer needs & activities.  Once you have completed the basic orientation, you will need to take a dog or cat training class before volunteering directly with the animals.  You will notice that the dog and cat training classes are held at the same times.  Pick one to take immediately after your orientation and then choose another day to catch the other class if you want to work with BOTH cats and dogs!

 

Requirements for ALL volunteers:

  • Thoroughly read the Volunteer Handbook
  • Our Volunteer Program requires that all volunteers have access to internet and email. Our volunteer site is online and volunteers are required to use this site to apply, complete training, and sign up for their volunteer shifts. Additionally, the primary source of communication with volunteers is through email so volunteers must have access to a functioning email address.
  • Attend Volunteer Orientation.  You will be assigned to all other training classes at the end of orientation.
  • Attend Dog Socialization Training 101 if you will be handling dogs.
  • Attend Cat Lovers Training 101 if you will be handling cats.
  • Complete the Adoption Ambassador training class within 30 days of orientation
  • Animal Behavior Workshops within 90 days of orientation
  • For a charge of $10 per person, you will receive training and an HES t-shirt. Anyone interested in working with our dogs will need to purchase one of our dog walking leashes for an additional $12.
  • Volunteers age 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times through training and volunteer duties.

Select an Available Slot Below
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Sat, May 15, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM   
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Sat, Jun 5, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM   
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Sat, Jun 19, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM   
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Sat, Jul 3, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM   
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Sat, Jul 17, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM   
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Sat, Aug 7, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM   
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Sat, Aug 21, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM   
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Sat, Sep 4, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM   
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Sat, Sep 18, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM   
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Event Meeting Location: Humane Educational Society Foy Animal Care Center

4155 Randolph Circle
Chattanooga, TN 37406

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Event Organizer: Ashleigh Horner
ashleighhorner@heschatt.org
423-624-5302 x248 / 423-521-5301
Event Category:
ADULT Orientation Classes