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2 Shelter LaneOakland, NJ 07436


Volunteer Job Description

JOB TITLE: Assistant Kennel Attendant

REPORT TO: Dog Kennel staff on duty

SUPERVISED BY: Volunteer Manger

PURPOSE: To provide a clean, safe environment for the animals in our care.

TIME COMMITMENT: Preferably one day per week from 8:00-11 AM. Once you are on the schedule for a particular day, we depend on you!

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be 18 years or older; Must be steady on feet; Must be able to work as a team and take direction from staff in a busy shelter environment.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Any of the following, as instructed by staff:

  • Sign in and out through Volgistics
  • Arrange with another volunteer to cover your shift if you are unable to come on your assigned day.
  • Advise Kennel Staff that you have arrived
  • Washing food and water bowls and utensils (new volunteers usually start with this)
  • STAFF will move the animals and clean the kennels
  • Squeegee the floors dry
  • Reset each kennel- dry bed and place clean towel in bed; check with staff regarding choice of bed and toys to place in each kennel, and be sure each kennel had a bowl of fresh water
  • Take full trash bags to dumpster in back of kennel
  • Clean and Dry Laundry

When inside kennels are cleaned, STAFF WILL BRING DOGS BACK IN so outside kennels can be washed.

TRAINING: Brief orientation and tour and review of job description with volunteer office staff. On-the-job training with experienced volunteers and dog kennel staff.

DRESS CODE: Volunteer T shirt and name tag. Wear long pants which can get wet and dirty and know that clothing will be exposed to bleach solution. Closed toe, rubber soled non-slip shoes.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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