Office Assistant


Title:  Office Assistant Volunteer

Reports to:  Office Manager


To assist staff with administrative duties.


  • Follow shelter procedures.
  • General office duties: filing, typing, mail, answering telephone, etc.
  • Greeting customers, taking payments, returning phone calls, providing accurate referral information. 
  • Computer data entry.
  • Cleaning and organization of the office.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent handwriting must be legible and concise.
  • Must maintain professional appearance and common courtesy habits when dealing with customers.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Ability to remain pleasant and calm even in stressful situations.


  • Physical demands include, but are not limited to:
    • Potential lifting and moving animal.
    • Frequent movement, including but not limited to, standing, walking, stooping, carrying heavy loads, movement of cages, restraining active animals.
  • Working Conditions include:
    • Possible exposure to dangerous, diseased, frightened, and injured animals.
    • Possible exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and drugs.
    • Working with strong cleaning agents on wet surfaces.
    • Indoor and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
    • Possible exposure to bites, scratches, and animal waste.
    • Possible exposure to contagious disease.
    • Exposure to unpleasant odors and loud noises.
  • Emotional Demands include:
    • Euthanasia.
    • Animal Abuse.
    • Animal neglect.

Required Commitment

2-4 hours per week with a 6-month minimum commitment.

Contact to apply.

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RCHS does not receive any support from the Humane Society of the United States. Nor do we receive any federal or state funding sources. We rely largely on donations, fundraisers and grants for our program activities. All donations are tax deductible