Thank you for your interest in volunteering at One of a Kind Pet Rescue!
Your first step is to fill out a Volunteer Application. You can find the application by using the link below. Please use an email address that you frequently check when filling out the application. Make sure to submit an application for everyone attending, minor children included.
After we get your information, we will send out an email invitation to our Volunteer Orientation. This session lasts about an hour and we take a tour of the facility explaining volunteer opportunities throughout the building. It is required that you sign a volunteer waiver and purchase a $15 volunteer t-shirt before volunteering. This can be done the day of orientation or any time before your first volunteer visit.
If you do not see an email invitation from us within 10 days, check your spam or junk email folder.
Once you’ve completed orientation, you are able to volunteer immediately. If you would like to work with our dogs in any way, we require that you attend a Dog Handling Training class. This session also lasts about 30 minutes and we go over facility procedure, dog handling basics and dog body language. These are typically scheduled to immediately follow Volunteer Orientation.
We accept volunteers of any age, but any minor under 16 must attend orientation with a parent/guardian and must volunteer accompanied by that same parent/guardian at all times.
Volunteers must be 16 years old before handling any of our dogs on their own. Volunteers under 16 are able to accompany their parent/guardian as they walk our dogs, but they must also attend the Dog Handling Training.
Our volunteer program allows you to volunteer when it is convenient for you. We do not require schedules nor are you obligated to volunteer any set number of hours.
Thank you and hope to see you soon!
Two Convenient Locations
1929 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44313
(behind Walgreen's and AutoZone)
Spay & Neuter Clinic
1700 West Exchange Street
Akron, OH 44313
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