Almost Home Foundation
Adoption Show Dog handler Volunteer Coordinator
Company: Almost Home Foundation
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Location: 1440 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL, 60173
Project Details

Role: Volunteer Dog Handler Coordinator

Show Location: Golf/Meacham PetSmart (1440 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg)

Brief Description: The main purpose of this role is to schedule dog handlers for weekly Saturday adoption shows. Adoption shows are every Saturday from 11am to 3pm.

Role Responsibilities

  • Communicate with current volunteers each week regarding availability for the upcoming Saturday adoption show
  • Assign volunteers to handle dogs whose foster parent is unable to attend the adoption show
  • Regularly attend Saturday adoption show for at least the first half of the show to get handlers settled with their dogs and to make assignment changes as needed
  • Respond to prospective volunteer email inquiries
  • Train new handlers during adoption show hours
  • Supervise and evaluate high school student volunteers as needed
  • Maintain a current list of dog handlers
  • Other duties or tasks as needed
  • *Access to volunteer list, communication templates, and training materials will be provided.


  • Be able to communicate effectively with people in writing and in person
  • Have good organizational and team coordination abilities
  • Be comfortable with, as well as have frequent and reliable access to: a computer, internet, and email
  • Ability to be flexible with unexpected and last minute changes to handler assignments and requests
  • Ability to conduct oneself in a calm and professional, especially in difficult situations
  • Time Commitment (may vary week-to-week)

  • 30-60 minutes communicating via email with current and prospective volunteers
  • 1-2 hours attending Saturday adoption shows
  • **This is not a temporary, one-time position. The individual in this role will dedicate his/her time in an on-going, consistent and dependable way.

    General requirements


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30-60 minutes per week
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