VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED!
Are you passionate about helping people and their pets? Neighborhood Pets Outreach & Resource Center is always looking for volunteers!
Based on your specific interest and experience, we can fit you with the volunteer job that best fits you and your availability.
All volunteers must be friendly, non-judgmental, flexible, able to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment, have great attention to detail, be able to follow direction and stay positive; be good communicators; and have an understanding of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Basic pet knowledge is a plus. Read more about volunteer positions below.
Resource Center: Greet clients; explain services; answer phone/questions; fill out appointment letters and postcards; make reminder calls; general cleaning/organizing; bagging food and cat litter; sign up new clients; check out client (cashier); make appointments; miscellaneous duties as assigned. Current hours are: 11:30am-4:30pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays; 9:30am-2:30pm on Saturdays.
Vaccine, Microchip, and Spay/Neuter Clinics: Greet clients; complete paperwork, explain services and pricing, hold dogs/cats, check out/collect payment for services. Experience working at a vet clinic is a plus. Experience working/volunteering at a shelter or outreach event is a plus. Vaccine clinics are held 3-4 afternoons per month (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays generally between 11am-3pm and Saturdays generally between 2-6pm). Registered vet techs needed to assist vet, administer vaccines, insert microchips, trim nails, etc. Microchip clinics are held the first Thursday of each month from 1-3pm. Spay/neuter days occur three times per month (cats on 3rd Tuesdays and dogs on 2nd and 4th Fridays). Volunteers are needed for 1 hour in the morning (7:30-8:30am) and 1-2 hours in the afternoon (between 3:00-6:00pm).
Data Entry: Enter membership forms, comps, clinic and microchip data. Must have Excel or Google Sheets experience and be computer-savvy. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-3pm.
Events: Staff table/booth at community events such as festivals and information fairs. Sell merchandise, explain services, answer questions, collect donations. Evening and weekend availability needed.
Training/Education: Assist at our free client seminars and/or our group dogs walks. You may be asked to handle dogs/cats; assist clients with their pets; answer questions; assist the facilitator; set-up and tear-down. Animal behavior experience or education background strongly desired. Group dog walks are every Saturday from Noon-1pm.
Transport: Pick up client and/or their pet from their home & drive to/from spay/neuter appointment or vet visit. Answer client questions. Must have own vehicle and be comfortable with dogs, cats, and people in your car. Flexible schedules are a plus. Early morning and late afternoon availability needed.
Fundraising: Assist with developing, planning, and executing small fundraisers. Evening and weekend availability needed.