Our Adoptions Counselors are known as the matchmakers of HelpAWS. Adoptions Counselors are an integral part of interviewing and vetting potential HelpAWS adopters and then pairing approved adopters with the animal that fits them best. With input from our on-site staff, Adoptions Counselors compare the personalities of the animals with the lifestyles of the adopters to make the best match.
This position is also responsible for staying connected with our adoptive families both during and after the adoption process is complete, including regular chat check-ins.
Adoptions volunteers can expect to work 15-20 hours per week during busy adoption cycles and around 10 hours during slower weeks, but this is subject to change depending on shelter capacity, flight availability and other factors.
The best Adoptions Counselors are ones with flexible schedules who can dedicate at least an hour per interview call, plus the necessary follow up time doing veterinarian/personal reference checks and check-ins on families post-adoption.
They should be a great judge of character and must be deeply invested in the futures of our adoptables. This position requires constant communication between the Adoptions Team and upper management and is best for people who enjoy working as part of a team.