Rescue Village relies on hundreds of volunteers
every year to keep our life-saving programs running strong.
A.M. Cat Cage Cleaners
We are seeking volunteers to help clean cat cages from 8-10am weekdays. Morning cat cleaners are trained by staff and are greatly needed as this is one of the most time-consuming tasks here at the shelter. It’s also one of the most enjoyable!
If you are interested and can help out at least one day a week, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Lisa Ishee, at 440-338-4819 x 18.
URGENT NEED FOR FOSTER FAMILIES! to learn more, click here
Individuals 16 and over may apply to train for an animal care volunteer position.
Students ages 8-15
can volunteer with an adult partner through our JR TLC Teams. These student/adult teams focus on animal enrichment (ages 8-11) and socialization of cats, dogs, and/or small animals like rabbits, ferrets, and guinea pigs (ages 12-15).
Community service positions in housekeeping and shelter maintenance are reserved for individuals age 21 and older who have court-ordered service hours to complete.
volunteers have the following training requirements:
- Animal Care Class
- On the job training with a mentor volunteer (typically two shifts
at two hours each) for each volunteer level
Shelter volunteers are asked to commit to a regular
weekly shift of two hours.
Geauga County Dept. of Emergency Services, Geauga County Dog Warden's Dept. and Geauga Humane Society have partnered to
form the A-CERT program.
Emergency Response Team is a team of volunteers, through
training prepares you to help yourself, family, and your neighbors and the
animals in the community in the event of a disaster.
may help by:
immediate assistance in animal resources
animal needs assessment info
and coordinate A-CERT response teams
and staff emergency animal evacuation shelters
with and coordinate animal & owner evacuations
lost animals with their owners
animal emergency preparedness
becoming a trained A-CERT volunteer you will acquire the skills necessary to
rescue, capture, shelter & save the lives of animals in the event of a
disaster. Current A-CERT training schedules:
2013 A-Cert Schedule
Standard Operating Guidelines.
more information, or if you are interested in becoming an
A-CERT member, please
call Ken Folson of the EMA at 440-279-2173.