Every Bideawee volunteer participates in an orientation and training program. To help the volunteer on-boarding process all new volunteers are matched with a "mentor" who is usually a staff member or an experienced volunteer. The mentor helps new volunteers get acclimated to Bideawee, answer questions and help as new volunteers get comfortable with their volunteer responsibilities.
During orientation, volunteers will learn about the organization's history, mission and how the Bideawee Difference has helped the organization remain a leader in in helping pets and people enjoy their life-long journey together for over a century. Depending on their role volunteers will also be trained on relevant operations and safety policies and procedures, which are described in a Volunteer Information Package provided to each volunteer.
Bideawee's volunteer training gives new volunteers the information needed to have an enjoyable volunteer experience while fostering relationships with other volunteers that love pets.