Job: Adoption Counselor - Volunteer Position

Job Description


  • Volunteer Orientation
  • Hands-on training
  • Sidekick day
  • Adoption counselor training (scheduled session)
  • Shadowed adoptions
  • Safety training

Time Commitment:

  • Shifts available seven days a week!
  • Preferred schedule of at least two shifts per month
  • Volunteers average 2-4 hours per shift
  • Event shifts available throughout the year


  • Understand the behavior of shelter pets as well as the behavior of adopters
  • Familiarize yourself with the matchmaker questionnaire and adoption paperwork
  • Ask open-ended questions, allowing you to assess matches between people and pets
  • Represent HALO in a professional and courteous manner
  • Remain self-motivated between adoptions
  • Take the time to get to know the pets
  • At events: assist with set up/tear down, loading/unloading pets, keeping the adoption area clean

Application Instructions

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