Animal Shelter Volunteer Resume Samples

An Animal Shelter Volunteer works in an organization where animals are kept for shelter and sale for customers as pets. While the actual duties vary from facility to facility, the following are certain core tasks seen on the Animal Shelter Volunteer Resume – helping visitors find adoptable pets; providing food and water to the animals in the facility; cleaning living areas; taking animals out for walks; transporting animals, brushing and grooming animal coats.

To work at this capacity, the following are the skills that are commonly needed – strong ability to restrain animals; strong communication abilities; physical fitness; the ability to work under stressful conditions; knowledge of common diseases, and the ability to track symptoms. No formal education is considered compulsory for this role; however, some relevant training and veterinary knowledge will be helpful.

Animal Shelter Volunteer Resume example

Animal Shelter Volunteer Resume

Summary : As an animal Shelter Volunteer position to manage and administer animal shelter operations and serves as the primary contact between the shelter and the public. Oversee the processing of all incoming animals coordinating with field operations staff and veterinarians.

Skills : Customer Service, Food Service, Animal Handling.

Description :

    1. Processed adoption applications and complete foster, adoption, and rescue agreements.
    2. Followed up with spay/neuter and rabies vaccination completions.
    3. Assisted the public in viewing impounded cats when needed.
    4. Answered questions for the public about policies and procedures, pet care. Maintained accurate logs of animals brought into the shelter from the public.
    5. Entered all necessary calls and animal information into the database.
    6. Assisted in the euthanasia process by identifying animals for euthanasia, removing animals from cages, and placing them in the chamber cages.
    7. Assisted Kennel Keeper in cleaning and sanitizing cages daily.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
High School Diploma


Sr. Animal Shelter Volunteer Resume

Summary : Over 13 years of experience as an Animal Shelter Volunteer, managing animal care, humane euthanasia, and health and disease assessments and assuring cleanliness and daily disinfection of facility.

Skills : Shelter Animals, Client Intake, Crisis Intervention.

Description :

    1. Cleaned dog kennels, washed all dog bowls and blankets.
    2. Walked with dogs and cared for sick ones.
    3. Cleaned cat cages, and wash their bowls and pillows.
    4. Walked the dogs and played with them.
    5. Observed animals and prep them for adoption.
    6. Entered data into the system when animals are incoming or being rescued or adopted.
    7. Learned a lot about dogs and their different breeds and attitudes.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
High School Diploma


Jr. Animal Shelter Volunteer Resume

Objective : As an animal Shelter Volunteer supervise and train new shelter personnel. To manage volunteer programs/orientation and ensure the overall health and care of all the animals at the shelter, and determines the ultimate disposition of all the animals at the shelter.

Skills : Stock Shelves, Data Entry, Animal Shelter.

Description :

    1. Dusted and mopped all hard surfaces.
    2. Gathered and emptied trash and recycling bins.
    3. Wet mopped and spot mopped public restrooms, washrooms, and lobby.
    4. Maintained all janitorial equipment in a clean, safe, and operable condition.
    5. Cleaned and maintained equipment to working order, stocked all laundry on shelves, folding, and refilling all detergent used.
    6. Cleaned and replaced all dryer equipment filters.
    7. Sanitized all cages and kennels in the warehouse.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Landscape Certification

Animal Shelter Volunteer/Manager Resume

Objective : A highly organized individual looking to bring integrity and professionalism with a skillful dedication to the establishment. To provide managerial and leadership experience to the individuals of this workplace, while maintaining self-motivation and distributing motivation among peers.

Skills : Chinese, Spanish, Microsoft Office, Communications.

Description :

    1. Assisted employees with routine work in feeding, observing health, and general human care of animals.
    2. Trained animals for husbandry behaviors such as accepting medication, cooperating during veterinarians' exams, or public educational presentations.
    3. Performed preventative or routine maintenance to animal environments.
    4. Cleaned, maintained, and improved indoor and outdoor animal enclosures, service areas, public spaces, and surroundings.
    5. Informed public on animals and behavior while raising awareness about animal conservation.
    6. Observed animal behavior and reported changes in feeding habits, diet, breeding behavior, health status, physical conditions, and other adverse abnormalities.
    7. Planned, scheduled, and supervised animal exorcise and diets.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
BS In Biology

Animal Shelter Volunteer/Animal Caregiver Resume

Summary : Remarkably knowledgeable, efficient, and reliable Animal Shelter Volunteer with over eight years' experience maintaining all functions of the Animal Shelter office including but not limited to assisting the public with animal intake, adoptions, redemptions, and animal licenses.

Skills : Spanish, Answering Phones, Veterinary, Veterinary Public Health.

Description :

    1. Assisted the public to adopt animals in the animal shelters and compiled records of impounded animals.
    2. Assisted prospective owners in the selection of animals for adoption and in preparation for adoption forms.
    3. Advised new owners of pet-examination and neutralization services.
    4. Maintained a list of prospective dog owners and contacted them when the desired type of dog was available.
    5. Prepared dog-license forms and collected fees.
    6. Reviewed shelter records of licensed-dog owners to identify owners of lost dogs; reviewed other shelter records to help owners find lost pets.
    7. Compiled daily records required by animal shelter describing stray animals found by shelter workers and animals turned in by the public.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA

Animal Shelter Volunteer/Caretaker Resume

Headline : As an Animal Shelter Volunteer, coordinates with the contracted veterinarian to establish protocols and maintain healthful operations at the shelter and develops procedures and methods to be used in maintaining kennel areas and various other areas of the facility.

Skills : Case management, Management, Care Plans, Discharge Planning, Health, And Mental Health.

Description :

    1. Kept records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged.
    2. Faded and watered animals according to schedules and feeding instructions.
    3. Examined and observed animals detect signs of illness, disease, or injury.
    4. Maintained and disinfected animal quarters, such as pens and stables, and equipment, such as saddles and bridles.
    5. Cleaned cage interior, replaced litter and bedding, and Food and water.
    6. Monitored and observed animals for signs of illness or injury and reported symptoms to the supervisor.
    7. Made certain the organization performed activities as per the regulations laid by the animal welfare laws.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Maintenance

Animal Shelter Volunteer/Shelter Keeper Resume

Headline : As an Animal Shelter Volunteer, responsible for managing/supervising inmate personnel, community service workers, and shelter volunteers. Supervising inmates includes training them in the proper procedures of how to clean and maintain the shelter and the animals in it, which much of the time requires the shelter keepers to clean alongside them.

Skills : Clean, Disinfect, and Repair cages, Pens, or Fish tanks.

Description :

    1. Processed adoption applications and complete foster, adoption, and rescue agreements.
    2. Followed up with spay/neuter and rabies vaccination completions.
    3. Answered questions for the public about policies and procedures, pet care Maintain accurate logs of animals wellbeing.
    4. Assisted in scanning, tagging, and placing animals that are brought in through the office in appropriate cages.
    5. Assisted prospective owners in selection for animal adoption.
    6. Advised new owners of pet examinations and neuterization services.
    7. Preformed tasks such as feeding, walking, bathing, and exercising animals.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Business Management

Animal Shelter Volunteer/Veterinary Technician Resume

Objective : As an Animal Shelter Volunteer, Responsible for performing most of the euthanasia and operating the incinerator and maintaining a logbook pertaining to the incinerator usage, volume, and maintenance. Ordering necessary supplies and assisting the veterinary staff as needed is another responsibility of the Shelter Keepers.

Skills : Feed, Water, Groom, Bathe, Exercise.

Description :

    1. Cared for the animals kept at the shelter by feeding and giving them baths, taking them for walks, or playing with them.
    2. Assisted in cleaning and sanitizing all cages/kennels on a daily basis Walked dogs that looked like they had been in their kennels for a long period of time.
    3. Made sure each dog had water in their kennels, reinforced good behavior with treats.
    4. Loaded and unloaded food from freezers, shelves, and van and ensured the food pantry was cleaned and dusted regularly.
    5. Maintained good relationships with donors.
    6. Organized and sorted food donations and made sure the donation area was clean and safe.
    7. Prepared food bags according to individual needs and provided assistance to other volunteers as needed.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Diploma

Associate Animal Shelter Volunteer Resume

Objective : Over 6 years of experience as an Animal Shelter Volunteer, providing food and water to animals, cleaning living areas, taking animals out for walks, brushing and grooming animal coats, and transporting animals.

Skills : Clean kennels, Play with dogs and cats, Walk dogs, Laundry, Dishes, Groom, Foster.

Description :

    1. Provided proper collection of urine and fecal specimens when indicated.
    2. Provided assistance to technicians, investigators, and supervisors as required.
    3. Held for housing animals according to standard operating procedures under general supervision.
    4. Maintained assigned rooms in sanitary conditions according to standard operating procedures.
    5. Performed periodic sanitization schedules for animal rooms and all necessary equipment day-to-day.
    6. Operated and maintained all equipment according to standard operating procedures to provide proper sanitation and sterilization.
    7. Performed animal husbandry functions for each satellite animal care facility.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor's In Science

Animal Shelter Volunteer Resume

Headline : Compassionate and responsible animal shelter volunteer with many skills working with rescued animals. Able to keep a clear head in an emotionally demanding job. Positive, energetic, and uplifting personality during any situation.

Skills : Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeries, Vaccination, Diseases, And Disorders.

Description :

    1. Supplied food, water, and personal care to detained animals.
    2. Monitored and observed animals for signs of illness or injury and reported symptoms to the supervisor.
    3. Assisted the public in claiming lost animals and selecting pets for adoption.
    4. Collected and recorded fees, such as license, impound board, and adoption.
    5. Assisted with the preparation of the departmental budget.
    6. Organized, coordinated, and managed the recruitment of volunteers for the Animal Shelter and related events.
    7. Scheduled staff and ensured shelter and events are properly staffed.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Customer Service