Volunteer at animal shelter

Skills you build with this activity:

1. Listening: Volunteering at an animal shelter requires attentiveness to instructions from staff and understanding the needs of the animals, honing your listening skills.

2. Speaking: Communicating effectively with shelter staff, fellow volunteers, and potential adopters is essential, improving your speaking and interpersonal skills.

3. Problem Solving: Working in an animal shelter involves addressing various challenges, such as finding solutions for animal behavioural issues or coordinating shelter operations.

4. Staying Positive: Animal shelters can be emotionally demanding environments. Staying positive and maintaining a compassionate attitude are crucial skills to develop.

5. Teamwork: Collaborating with fellow volunteers and shelter staff is vital for the smooth running of the facility, fostering a strong sense of teamwork and cooperation.


Animal shelters
Veterinary clinics
Zoos or wildlife parks
Pet grooming and boarding facilities
Animal rescue organisations

Possible pathways