Volunteer Positions

volunteer positions

Admissions – Data Entry & Community Support Dog%20Icon.JPGCat%20Icon.JPGPeople%20Icon.JPG
As an Admissions Volunteer, you will assist with the intake process of animals accepted to the shelter, and help with general data entry and community support, such as answering phone calls, responding to voicemails, replying to emails, and so much more! Available Monday- Friday

Adoptions Customer Service Assistant People%20Icon.JPG
Adoptions customer Service Assistant is the first person a guest will encounter when entering the Adoptions Center. This volunteer will be able to answer basic questions and inquiries, direct clients to the proper department and be able to manage a busy lobby. At times they will retrieve messages from the answering machine for the Adoptions Team. They will help create potential adopter profiles in Chameleon and assist the Shaggy Shoppe if needed. 

Animal Care – Cats Cat%20Icon.JPG
As a Cat Care Volunteer, you will have the responsibility of assisting Animal Care staff with the daily care of our cats & kittens, such as spot cleaning kennels & cages, refreshing food & water bowls, sweeping floors so they are free of litter, hair & debris, and doing laundry, when needed. Available Monday- Friday. 

Animal Care – Dogs Dog%20Icon.JPG
As a Dog Care Volunteer, you will have the responsibility of assisting Animal Care staff with the daily care of the dogs, such as cleaning kennels, walking & enriching dogs, washing dishes, doing laundry, and grooming. *Must be at least 18 years old*

Cat PALs Cat%20Icon.JPG 
PAL stands for ‘Petting, Attention & Love’ and as a cat PAL you’ll be trained to help meet the emotional and social needs of the cats and kittens in our shelter by providing one-on-one interactions. *Must be at least 18 years old*

Communications Center People%20Icon.JPG
As a Communications Center Volunteer, you will be directing people to the proper department to have questions answered about Peggy Adams. The Call Center, many times is the first contact that people have with Peggy Adams and because of this, communications skills are very important. Although not a requirement, being bilingual is a plus. Available Monday- Friday. 

Dog PALs Dog%20Icon.JPG
PAL stands for ‘Petting, Attention & Love’ and as a dog PAL you will be trained to help meet the emotional and social needs of the dogs in our shelter by providing one-on-one interactions. *Must be at least 18 years old*

Canine Socialization Dog%20Icon.JPG
As a Play Group volunteer, you will have the responsibility of assisting our Animal Care team with coordinating playtime with our dogs! Volunteers will run dogs from their kennels to the play yard, interact with them, and provide useful information on observed behaviors to the Animal Care team. Playgroups are one of the best evaluation tools we have to get to know our dogs and work towards making them more adoptable! *Must be at least 18 years old*

Foster Program Support People%20Icon.JPG
As a Foster Support Assistant, you will have the responsibility of assisting foster parents when they pick up or return foster animals, as well as ensuring foster parents have the supplies they need. This volunteer will prepare supply kits as needed, as well as answer calls and emails pertaining to the foster program, and enter data into the database, as needed. Available Monday- Friday. 

Lobby Greeter People%20Icon.JPG

As a Lobby Greeter, this volunteer will be the first person a guest will encounter when entering the pavilion.  The Lobby Greeter will be able to answer basic questions and inquiries, direct clients to the proper department and be able to manage the busy lobby.

Virtual Read Facilitator Dog%20Icon.JPGCat%20Icon.JPGPeople%20Icon.JPG

As a Virtual Read Facilitator, you will have the responsibility of hosting the ZOOM meetings for the "We're All Ears"... Virtual Read to the Animals program. Children & sometimes adults read to shelter animals virtually via a ZOOM appointment for approximately 20 minutes. This role will set up the ZOOM space, launch the ZOOM meeting, monitor the animal's response during the read, ensure the animal is in the frame, and briefly speak and get feedback from the reader prior to ending the call.

Rescue Readers Program Assistant Dog%20Icon.JPGCat%20Icon.JPGPeople%20Icon.JPG

As a Rescue Readers Program Assistant, you will have the responsibility of assisting the Humane Education Manager with facilitating "Rescue Readers:" the in-person read to the animals’ program. This program provides the opportunity for visitors to read, in person, to cats and dogs at Peggy Adams. Wednesday- Thursday PM. 

Medical – Sterilization Assistant Dog%20Icon.JPGCat%20Icon.JPGMedical%20Icon.JPG
The Sterilization Assistant is responsible for cleaning and sterilizing instruments correctly, confirming the integrity of the instruments, restocking, and organizing sterilized instruments in the Operating Room for use. Available Monday- Friday. 

Medical Services Assistant Dog%20Icon.JPGCat%20Icon.JPGMedical%20Icon.JPG

Assisting the medical team to assess the health of the animals at the shelter. Help keep the area clean and sanitized, learn about cat and dog wellness, vaccinations, and tests, and help transport animals to the foster or adoption areas. These volunteers will help with additional tasks as needed. Available Monday- Friday. 

Offsite Adoptions – Dog Handler Dog%20Icon.JPGPeople%20Icon.JPG
As an Offsite Event Dog Handler, you will have the responsibility of assisting with dogs at offsite adoption events, throughout the year. This role is assigned a dog who will be your "companion" for the duration of the event, and it is your responsibility to provide general care for the dog. *Must be at least 18 years old*

Offsite Adoptions – Pet Store Visitor (Cats) People%20Icon.JPGCat%20Icon.JPG
As an Offsite Pet Store Visitor Cat Care Volunteer, you will have the responsibility of maintaining the adoption area in a partner pet store by cleaning & disinfecting the habitat, stocking supplies, checking on felines and reporting any illnesses, and showing animals to prospective adopters. *Must be at least 18 years old*

Wellness Clinic Assistant People%20Icon.JPG
As a Wellness Clinic Assistant, you will have the responsibility of assisting staff with collecting information and payments from clinic clients. Volunteers will also assist staff with making confirmation phone calls, scanning/sorting documents, and other clerical work. Volunteers must provide exceptional phone etiquette and customer service by listening and providing the appropriate information to the clients to ensure a positive experience. Available Monday- Friday. 

Surgery Check-In Assistant People%20Icon.JPG

Since 1973, we have offered affordable spay and neuter services as a way to control the pet overpopulation problem.  The Surgery Check-in Volunteer is responsible for assisting the Clinic Admin team with helping owners complete medical paperwork prior to surgery, redirecting medical questions or concerns to surgical staff, and ensuring paperwork is completed correctly. This volunteer is also responsible for helping clients understand the services that we offer, including spay/neuter, preventions, and vaccines.  This is an early morning shift, from 7:30 to 10:30am. Available Monday- Friday. 

Bilingual Safety Net Volunteer People%20Icon.JPG

Peggy’s Pantry and our Safety Net Program assist struggling families located in Palm Beach County feed their pets for six months. We also offer low-cost vaccines and spay/neuter surgeries for struggling pet owners. Peggy Adams’ goal is to keep families and their fur members together and out of the shelter. We recognize the important bond between people and animals. We believe this bond should not be broken or torn apart due to financial setbacks. Bilingual outreach volunteers will help transporting and distributing pet food for community members in need. Pet food deliveries take place once every two weeks.

Peggy's Pantry Donations Assistant People%20Icon.JPG

Peggy’s Pantry assists struggling families located in Palm Beach County feed their pets for six months. We receive a large amount of donations that need to be sorted out and distributed. The Peggy's Pantry Donations Assistant will help sorting out donations, making food bags ready for pick up, keeping the Pantry stocked up and distributing donations to families. Donations Assistant volunteers must be outgoing, confident and possess excellent customer service skills. Available Monday- Friday. 


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