PAWSibilities®, Humane Society of Greater Akron is always in need of Volunteers! Volunteers are critical to our daily operations, and help provide the quickest way for our animals get ready for their forever homes.
To volunteer at PAWSibilities®, Humane Society of Greater Akron, you must be at least 14 years old. Minors under 16 must volunteer with a parent or guardian at all times.
Filling out a volunteer application is the first step to becoming a PHSGA volunteer. The easy to use online application automatically imports your volunteer profile into our system. You may click here to access the application.
All PHSGA volunteers must complete volunteer orientation. Our orientation sessions usually last an hour and give you general information about who we are, what we do, and the policies/procedures volunteers must follow while serving with us. Orientations are held once per month on either a Saturday (11am) or a Thursday (6pm). Exact dates and times are shown below. We charge a non-refundable $12 orientation fee that covers your t-shirt, name badge, and reservation in the orientation session. You may register and pay this fee online, over the phone with our volunteer coordinator, or in our shelter at any time prior to the orientation date. You may schedule for orientation by clicking the link in the confirmation email you received after completing your application. If you applied in the shelter and handed us a paper application, you may click here to schedule your orientation session.
Following volunteer orientation, there will be training sessions you can attend to work in different areas of our shelter. While these training sessions are optional to become a volunteer, they are required to work with our animals. We hold these training sessions several times throughout the year and you can schedule yourself for them at any time through the Volunteer Information Center.
We ask for a commitment of at least 24 hours per year. We respect your time and skills and strive to make your experience with us productive and rewarding. Although we require a small time commitment, we encourage regular participation and value dependability in all our volunteers. We also have daily opportunities to assist the kennel staff to quickly care for our animals. These times are 7:30a.m. to 9:30a.m daily. We will be counting on you!
For more information on our volunteer program, contact Marissa Gelender, Special Event & Volunteer Coordinator at (330) 487-0333, ext. 232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*You must submit an application and register before attending orientation.
"You'll get to experience the joy of adoptions, a puppy's first bath, the joy of a fresh grooming, the sparkle in a child's eye when they find the pet of their choice, and the memories go on. Not only that, but you get to hang out with a fun group of people who share the same interest as you. What could be better than that?!"
- Christina, Pawsibilities Volunteer
Seniors (Over 6 Years of Age): $40
Adult Dogs: $99
Seniors (Over 6 Years of Age): $20
Adult Cats: $50
*Senior to Senior Program:
Adopters age 60 or older may adopt a dog or cat, 3 years or older and will only pay $15 of their adoption fee. This service is made possible through the Pets for the Elderly Foundation. You will be asked to provide proof of age.