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Animal Shelter Volunteer Resume FAQ

How do you describe volunteer animal shelters on a resume?

Describe your hands-on knowledge or experience working with animals and shelters.

  • Maintaining shelter animals' sleeping, feeding and grooming areas.
  • Overseeing pet meet-and-greet sessions with potential adopters.
  • Delivering pets to foster or permanent homes as needed.
  • Number of pets you help support.
  • Types of pets you help support.

What skills do you need to be an animal shelter volunteer?

A compelling animal shelter should hold the following intersocial and technical skills to help support both adoptive pets and colleagues.

Technical skills:

  • Cleanliness
  • Measure food and water
  • Physical stamina
  • Driving license

Soft skills:

  • Affection for animals
  • Attention to animal body language
  • Customer service
  • Time management