Employment Opportunities at AWA 

Animal Welfare Association is a great place to work! AWA employees become part of a greater mission to make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals. 

benefits for full time employees

  • Healthcare Insurance
  • Vacation and Holidays
  • Discounts on Pet Vaccinations and Medications
  • The Joy of Helping Homeless Animals Find Homes!

Current Opening:

We are seeking to fill the position of Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteers aid AWA operations like: foster care, daily shelter needs, direct animal care, outreach, pet adoption, customer service in the clinic, administrative, and in special programs.  This is a full time position requiring some nights and weekends.

TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to joanp@awanj.org

Essential Functions:

  • Manage the recruitment and retention of all volunteers
  • Enforce volunteer code of conduct and procedures
  • Develop and maintain volunteer job duties and descriptions
  • Conduct interviews, and orientation programs for all volunteers
  • Develop and deliver training content to volunteers in class-style sessions.
  • Recruit and provide volunteer staffing for all AWA sponsored events
  • Act as liaison between employees and volunteers
  • Maintain accurate records for individual volunteers including information, skills, and training
  • Coordinate volunteer recognition programs and events
  • Prepare reports of activity relative to programs and monthly volunteer reports
  • Maintain proactive scheduling of all volunteer activity in each program
  • Create and update forms and documents for all volunteer activities
  • Communicate AWA’s safety protocol to volunteers.

Position Requirements:

  • Humane treatment of animals
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures and safety standards
  • Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management skills and prioritize workload
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Successful organizational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to identify areas of improvement
  • Cash management and handling skills
  • Data base management experience
  • High quality customer service skills
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and efficiently


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 2-4 years’ experience managing volunteers in a non-profit setting preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record required
  • Knowledge of basic computer software experience required

Physical Factors:

  • Work performed in shelter environment, some exposure to animals, may require animal handling
  • Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, dangerous and fractious animals, high noise levels, wet surfaces, hazardous chemicals, and sharp objects
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted, and over 50 lbs. with assistance
  • Long periods of sitting, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, and working outdoors in differing climate may be required

Working Conditions:

  • Varying shifts, weekdays and weekends, and some holiday work required
  • Overtime work as necessary
  • Some off site work may be required


This is an employment at-will position, which means that employment is for no specific term and that employment may be terminated by the employee or AWA at any time with or without cause.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions or qualifications associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise or to require that other different tasks be performed when circumstances change, for example, emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological breakdowns.

TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to joanp@awanj.org 

If you have an interest in working at AWA, please send your resume to joanp@awanj.org

Animal Welfare Association

509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043
Phone: 856.424.2288 | Fax: 856.424.8318


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