Are you looking for a way to give back to Wright-Way Rescue, or perhaps just wanting to serve time at a local animal rescue organization? Wright-Way volunteers make a true difference in the lives of the nearly 4,500 homeless pets we save each year.

Just like our staff and animals, volunteers are considered part of the Wright-Way Rescue family. Volunteers are a valued members of our rescue team.

Wright-Way Rescue offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to suit all interests, experience levels, and time constraints.

To join our dynamic team of volunteers, please begin by reviewing our volunteer positions and then filling out a volunteer application. A Wright-Way Rescue representative will be in touch with you soon for training.

At this time, Wright-Way Rescue is not accepting Junior Volunteers (volunteers younger than 18 years old).


Volunteer Job Descriptions

 

Adoption Floor Roles

  • Welcome Desk Greeter

    • As a Greeter, you will welcome potential adopters to Wright-Way Rescue and help them to begin the adoption process.  

    • Responsibilities include:

      • Warmly welcoming guests and providing excellent customer service

      • Answering general inquiries regarding Wright-Way Rescue and the adoption process

      • Maintaining the “Meet & Greet” waitlist

      • Being able to work in fast paced environment

  • Adoption Counselor

    • Adoption Counselors play an integral role in matching potential adopters with their new family member and providing them with information to ensure a successful adoption.

    • Responsibilities include:

      • Reviewing Adoption Surveys

      • Helping adopters find a match for their family

      • Guiding adopters through the adoption process and offer counseling on introducing a new animal into their homes and lives.

  • Behind the Scenes

    • Volunteers who want to take a more “behind the scenes” role help to ensure that the animals and the Adoption Center are properly maintained.

    • Responsibilities include:

      • Dishes

      • Laundry

      • Sanitizing Meet & Greet enclosures

      • Sanitizing animal enclosures

Canine Crew/ Pooch Patrol/ Doggy Duty/ Bow Wow Brigade

  • Dog Walker

    • Volunteer dog walkers help to keep our animals happy and healthy, and therefore, more adoptable!  

    • Responsibilities include:

      • Walking designated dogs along the assigned routes

      • Maintaining the cleanliness of the neighborhood by cleaning up after the dog on the walk

      • Following the guidelines taught during training regarding safe animal interaction

  • Meet & Greet Counselor

    • Meet & Greet counselors play an integral role in pairing adopters with their perfect canine counterpart.  

    • Responsibilities include:

      • Working with potential adopters to match them with a dog or puppy that meets their individual needs

      • Facilitating introductions between potential adopters and puppies or dogs

      • Following the guidelines taught during training regarding safe animal interaction

  • Caretaker

    • Volunteer caretakers have a hands on role in the caring and cleaning of the dogs and puppies at Wright-Way.  Sanitation and cleanliness are a key factor in this position.

    • Responsibilities include:

      • Maintaining the cleanliness of the animal enclosures

      • Providing food, water, clean bedding and toys to the dogs and puppies

      • Giving baths as needed

      • Ensuring sanitation protocols are being followed to maintain the health and wellness of the animals

      • Following the guidelines taught during training regarding safe animal interaction

Cat Crew

  • Cat Socializer

    • Volunteers interested in socializing cats will help the cats and kittens at Wright-Way to get exercise and playtime, keeping them happy and healthy, therefore, more adoptable!

    • Responsibilities include:

      • Socializing cats and kittens by playing with them, brushing them, and getting them adapted to handling

      • Following the guidelines taught during training regarding safe animal interaction

  • Meet & Greet Counselor

    • Meet & Greet counselors play an integral role in pairing adopters with their perfect feline friend.  

    • Responsibilities include:

      • Working with potential adopters to match them with a cat or kitten that meets their individual needs

      • Facilitating introductions between potential adopters and cats or kittens

      • Following the guidelines taught during training regarding safe animal interaction

  • Caretaker

    • Volunteer caretakers have a hands on role in the caring and cleaning of the cats and kittens at Wright-Way.  Sanitation and cleanliness are a key factor in this position.

    • Responsibilities include:

      • Maintaining the cleanliness of the animal enclosures

      • Providing clean litter, food, water, clean bedding and toys to the cats and kittens

      • Ensuring sanitation protocols are being followed to maintain the health and wellness of the animals

      • Following the guidelines taught during training regarding safe animal interaction


Office

  • Assisting in the Office

    • This is perfect for volunteers that want to give back but may not be able to work hands on with animals, or just want to put their office skills to good use!

    • Responsibilities include:

      • Answering phone calls and general questions about Wright-Way Rescue

      • Responding to emails and reviewing online Adoption Surveys

      • General office work

Events

  • Off Site Events Volunteer

    • Wright-Way Rescue holds many fundraising events that aim to bring awareness to the importance of adopting animals as well as fundraise in order to continue Wright-Way’s lifesaving mission.   

    • Responsibilities may include:

      • Helping load/unload for events

      • Setting up/breaking down for events

      • Handling animals

      • Talking about the mission of Wright-Way Rescue

      • Transporting animals to and from events

      • Assisting with adoptions

*responsibilities may depend on the event