Date of Completion


Document Type

Campus Access Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

First Advisor

Carol Ann Sharicz


Pets are People Too is a regional animal shelter. Although the shelter is staffed with both part and full-time employees, they depend on the help from volunteers. The volunteers are vital to the success of the shelter; they’re responsible for much of the socialization and exercise the animals desire as they wait for their forever home. Previously, Pets are People Too hosted a new volunteer training once a month that was required before volunteers come in contact with the animals; this was met with multiple volunteer retention issues. Pets are People Too’s desire was to have new volunteers acquire knowledge from the web-based training regarding shelter protocols prior to attending a live training session. Their hope is this allows for a more practical, hands-on learning experience during the live training. The Pets are People Too web-based training is designed to be completed prior to a volunteer attending a live volunteer training. The web-based volunteer training is designed into three modules that can be completed sequentially or independently. To verify completion of the training, volunteers can print a certificate of completion.


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