Delaware Humane Association is seeking a part-time Volunteer
Coordinator at our no kill animal care and adoption center in
Wilmington, DE. It is an exciting time to join the DHA team, as we have
just moved into our new building!
Coordinator leads and coordinates efforts to engage volunteers for DHA’s
programs and services. The Volunteer Coordinator cultivates
volunteer opportunities, promotes strong working relationships between
and volunteers, and ensures the best possible match between
needs and volunteer capabilities.
include planning for volunteer utilization, writing volunteer job descriptions,
recruiting volunteers, facilitating general orientations, tracking volunteer
hours and activities, and developing and implementing volunteer recognition
This is a part-time position
of 20 to 30 hours per week as needs demand. Candidates will need to have flexible
availability, including some weekends.
Essential Volunteer Coordinator functions include:
for the selection, interviewing, recruitment, retention and ongoing evaluation
with development and upkeep of the Volunteer Handbook and protocols
new development and protocols to volunteer base as needed
and facilitates all new Volunteer Orientations
and maintains training manuals and related training materials for volunteers
training schedules for volunteers regarding various areas of opportunity
all communications to DHA’s volunteer base about various opportunities and
volunteer data and hours into the tracker
new ideas for volunteer development and recognition
effective volunteer recruitment and retention strategies
monthly on volunteer activities to the Director of Operations
monthly on volunteer budget usage and needs
in special event planning
Knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to perform the essential functions
of this position:
experience as a Volunteer Coordinator or similar position
degree in a social science or business management preferred
telephone communication and interpersonal skills
verbal and written communication
to organize, prioritize, manage multiple tasks, and set and meet deadlines
autonomously and perform well under pressure
work in a fast-paced environment, maintaining energy through repetitive tasks
to maintain a flexible schedule
to keep information confidential
Learn more about DHA's Volunteer Program at delawarehumane.org/volunteer.
Qualifying candidates should apply by February
10, 2015. Please complete an Employment
Application and send letter of interest, resume and
salary requirements to Director of Operations Debra Radcliff at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax them to
DHA is currently accepting applications for a part-time and a full-time Veterinary
Technician. Vet Techs are responsible for providing medical care
to all shelter animals in accordance with DHA's policies and procedures,
as well as assisting with public education about humane animal care and
welfare. All employees are be expected to promote the humane care and
treatment of animals at all times.
The person hired for the
must be available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 am to 4:30pm,
and one Saturday a month as part of a rotation with the other medical
staff or for DHA's Vaccination Clinics. The person hired for the
full-time position will have a revolving schedule, which will include at
least one Saturday per month.
We are looking people who
genuinely care about all animals and will
be committed to providing exceptional care to our shelter clients and
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Performing or assisting with initial medical assessment for animals
being considered for intake, daily medical treatments, follow-up
physicals, and pre-adoption exit examinations
- Properly dosing and administering medications and vaccines
- Administering tests to check for Heartworms and other parasites, urine pH, FeLV/FIV, Parvo, etc.
- Performing blood sampling, skin scrapings, fecal floats, UV checks for Ringworm, etc.
- Conducting nail clipping, ear cleaning, suture removal, and weight checks on all shelter animals
- Assisting the veterinarian at vaccination clinics, including
handling of clients' pets while vaccinations and microchips are
- Assisting with spay/neuter services, including admitting patients,
monitoring recovery, cleaning and preparation of surgical equipment, and
cleaning the surgery van
- Communicating effectively with partnering veterinary offices and volunteers who are providing foster care for shelter animals
- Assisting the veterinarian with euthanasia when necessary (DHA is a
no kill shelter that does not euthanize to make room for other animals)
The ideal candidate will:
- Have a minimum one year of experience as a Veterinary Technician or
similar work experience in an animal care, veterinary hospital and/or
shelter environment; certification is preferred
- Possess a genuine passion for the humane care of animals
- Have the ability to perform simple math to calculate proper dosage of medications
- Have excellent communication skills, public relations/customer service experience, and strong organizational and written skills
- Possess basic computer operations and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel software programs
- Perform duties in a professional manner using good judgment while promoting a team environment
- Be in good physical and mental health with no animal allergies and be able to lift up to 50 pounds
- Be a self-starter who is able to work well in a fast paced, changing
environment which may be stressful or emotionally charged at times
If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an Employment Application and email it along with your resume to
Director of Operations Debra Radcliff at email@example.com or fax them to (302) 571-0745.
We currently have employment opportunities available for part-time Animal Caretakers to work in our kennel and cattery.
caretakers feed and clean our resident animals and their living areas,
provide them with exercise and socialization, administer medication, and
monitor the kennel and cattery to ensure a clean, healthy, and
welcoming environment for the animals and shelter visitors.
kennel and cattery staff members also use their knowledge of the animals
in our care to help potential adopters find a good match for their
needs and lifestyles, provide assistance with animal visitation, and
support the Customer Service and Adoption Counseling staff with animal
handling as needed.
Candidates should not have a fear or dislike
of cats or dogs since they will be handling both, and should be prepared
for physically demanding work, including the ability to lift up to 50
pounds. We are looking for people who genuinely care about all animals
and will be committed to providing exceptional care to our resident
If you are interested in applying for this position,
please stop by the shelter and pick up an application, or contact Layne
Ross, Administrative Coordinator, at (302) 571-8171, ext. 301 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes can be sent via email or faxed to (302) 571-0745.
How to Apply
Unless otherwise specified in the job posting, please follow the instructions below to apply for a job at DHA.
Please note that you must be at least 18 years of age to apply for a job at DHA.
Complete the employment application provided below and:
- Email it to email@example.com
- Fax it to (302) 571-0745
- Mail it to Delaware Humane Association
Attn: Layne Ross
701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
DHA Employment Application [PDF]
Alternately, you can pick up a printed copy at the shelter and submit it in person or by mail.
After completing your application, please submit your resume by
email, fax or mail. If you don't have a resume, please provide a letter
describing your interest and background.
If you have questions about applying, please contact Layne Ross at (302) 571-8171, ext. 301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Delaware Humane Association is an EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity)