Oakland Animal Services is the city’s only facility that takes in any and all animals, no matter what breed or species, age, or condition. Volunteers are absolutely essential to the animals’ journey toward adoption. Volunteers receive training in how to work with dogs, cats, rabbits, and sometimes other animals in order to socialize them and to improve the quality of their lives at the shelter. Volunteers meet with potential adopters to help them find the right new pet for them to take home. Volunteers may also work in OAS’ surgery center or assist the staff with administrative tasks. Along the way, volunteers make new friends and become part of a team that is the driving force behind OAS.
Name of Event: Volunteer orientation for new recruits
Date: August 18, 2011
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Oakland Animal Services,
Address: 1101 29th Avenue, Oakland, California 94601
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone: (510) 225-3992
Age Restrictions: Must be 18 or older
Type of Work:: Receive orientation/training in handling animals
Waiver Required: Volunteer waiver
Attire: Comfortable clothing; closed-toe shoes, such as tennis shoes, that can be washed with bleach.
Beverages Provided: Water