Each semester the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society takes several high school students from across Windsor/Essex County to complete their co-op credits. We value and appreciate the work these students do and in return, try to provide them with valuable work experience related to animals and animal care.
If chosen as a co-op student you will be rotated through various areas of the shelter, learning the tasks and responsibilities associated with each area. The different positions are Pound Kennel Worker, Adoption Kennel Worker, Adoption Counselor and Behaviour Personnel.
Some of the tasks and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Laundry and dishes
- Sweeping/mopping floors
- Assist with the cleaning/feeding/watering of animals
- Socializing cats/dogs and small animals
- Assist with behaviour assessments
- Assist with Adoption Counseling
- Bathing dogs
- General building maintenance
- Emptying donation cart from front office and put away supplies
- Assist the public looking for their lost pets
How to Apply
Fill out the Co-op Application, attach your resume, attendance record and a short essay on why you would like to co-op with the Humane Society.
Completed applications should be submitted to the Shelter Manager no later than one week prior to expected start date.
Please note, there are limited space available. Students will be selected based on their application, an interview and their availability.