Volunteer Classes

Volunteer Classes

Adoption 101

Volunteers who facilitate adoptions receive training to prepare them to guide potential owners in finding the perfect pet for their family.

Cat Care and Socialization 101

Volunteers will learn proper care of our cats and kittens. This one on one group orientation provide volunteers the opportunity to visit and socialize our furry friends.

Dog Walking 101

During Dog Walking 101 volunteers learn safety rules, learn about canine body language and see a demonstration of how to remove and return a dog to their kennel. Before the class ends volunteers actually walk dogs and become "official dog-walkers." After completion, volunteers may return to walk dogs whenever the shelter is open. Everyone who completes Dog Walking 101 qualifies to join the weekend dog-walking club, Best Friends Walking (BFWC).

Dog Care 101

Volunteers receive hands-on training on the kennel cleaning process. Only adult volunteers may handle the chemicals used to clean kennels. Youth volunteers may assist with other aspects of the kennel care. Volunteers are encouraged to select and commit to one or two mornings that fit their schedule.

Fundraising 101

This 101 class will review approaches to raising funds including Special Events, Individual Donors, Friendship APL Membership and Planned Giving.

Foster Care 101

Volunteers who either express an interest or who already have experience providing foster care will attend a class to learn the policies and procedures for fostering Friendship APL animals. Volunteers become part of a group who will work together with the staff to share information and to provide support during the foster care placement.

Volunteer Orientation

In order to become a volunteer, you must attend one of our orientations which are held the second Saturday of every month from 10:00am to 12 noon. Please print and complete the appropriate application and bring it with you to your orientation:

Junior Volunteer Application

Young Adult Volunteer Application

Adult Volunteer Application

To schedule an orientation, please call the shelter at 440.322.4321 or email us at volunteer@friendshipapl.org.