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Volunteering is a two-fold system. First and foremost, you get to do what you love; you can play with animals, help raise money for shelter needs, fostering, and maybe even cleaning - all while helping a few of our animals feel a little more loved. Secondly, you're helping out the shelter; CCAS would not be able to function without your help. As a volunteer, you bring new creativity and an imagination that makes it possible for CCAS to continue helping animals to find their permanent homes.
Easy. Click here, create an account if you don't have one, find the orientation you're interested in, and sign yourself up. To volunteer at Camden County Animal Shelter you must be at least 18 years old. Opportunities are available for parent and child volunteer teams, the child must be a minimum of 13 years of age and accompanied by a legal guardian at all times.
In order to enhance your volunteering experience with Camden County Animal Shelter, we are now offering three levels of training so that you may advance at your own pace. The purpose of the three-level program is to enable the volunteers to become comfortable and familiar with, while also increasing the benefit to, the animals. Volunteers may choose to attain the level of training with which they are most comfortable.
Basic Orientation: All volunteers begin here. Once you complete this, you are a Level I Volunteer.
Level I: As a Level I Volunteer, you can work at the shelter without direct animal contact. Schedule your Level I time at our Your Volunteers site. You are required to schedule your first three shifts so that we know when we have extra help and we can make sure that the task is ready for you when you arrive. Your work will include, but is not limited to, grounds work, general maintenance, laundry.dishes, and administrative tasks.
Level II: You must complete three, 2-hour Level I shifts to become a Level II Volunteer. After completing these shifts, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator. You will now be able to handle animals and perform proper cleaning procedures.
Level III: This level is reserved for volunteers who demonstrate excellent animal handling techniques and have been recommended by staff or other volunteers. These high skilled responsibilities include conducting dog meets, vet tech, and socializing animals. In some instances, at this level, you may be required to schedule yourself in for specific shifts.