Integrating Volunteers into Your Animal Shelter Programs and Culture

Could your animal shelter use 5,000 volunteers? That's the size of the dedicated volunteer force at PAWS Chicago, a shelter that includes a state-of-the-art Adoption Center that finds homes for nearly 6,000 pets annually; the Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic and the GusMobile, which spays and neuters 18,000 pets each year for low-income families; and, on top of all that, PAWS Chicago also has a cutting edge shelter medicine and behavior program. How do they do it? With a dedicated staff, and a huge volunteer base!

Students will learn:

The role of volunteers and their impact

The importance of a formal volunteer program

How to recruit and retain volunteers

What makes the "volunteer culture" of an organization so important

How to create a "volunteer culture"

Insights from the PAWS Chicago experience

Presenter: Paula Fasseas

animal shelter volunteers, animal sheltering, volunteer program, volunteer recruitment, volunteer training, volunteer retention, Organizational Management, People Management, Staff, Volunteers & Training, Customer Service, Policies & Procedures, Strategic & Operational Planning, Establish a Lifesaving Foundation, leadership in animal welfare, webcast

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