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HSCC VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ARE OPEN TO INDIVIDUALS 18+ YEARS IN AGE.

Our volunteers are the heart of our organization! Our volunteer opportunities work well with every schedule and time constraint.

To become an HSCC volunteer email Diedre Henry, diedre@catawbahumane.org.

VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTIONS:

Volunteering at an animal shelter can be fast paced, emotional and very rewarding. The duties you perform will directly benefit the animals. The animals you will see and care for will be with us an average of 4-6 weeks, until we find them a responsible, loving home. You must focus on what you can do to make their time at the shelter as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

Goal: The goal of the Dog Walking Volunteer is to ensure that the dogs get human interaction, fresh air, potty breaks and exercise daily.

Time Commitment: As much as you and your heart can give!

Available Times: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 10am-12pm

Duties: Basic duties include potty breaks (poop scooping included), exercise, basic obedience training, hands-on socialization, minor grooming and kennel cleaning. ONLY dogs with a kennel card AND a walking clip may be taken out by a volunteer. We DO NOT WALK puppies unless they have been fully vaccinated (3 rounds) and have been approved to go outside by Animal Services.

Training: Completion of Volunteer Orientation and Dog Walking training.

Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have good physical strength and the ability to handle animals that are shy or rambunctious. Must be able to work independently and adhere to all HSCC safety and animal handling regulations.

Goal: Cat Cuddling Volunteers give cats the opportunity to get socialization and exercise daily.

Time Commitment: As much as you and your heart can give!

Available Times: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 10am-12pm

Duties: Cat cuddling volunteers spend the most time with shelter cats one-on-one.Basic duties include taking approved cats to a play room, observation, hands-on socialization and grooming. We DO NOT TOUCH any kittens unless they have been fully vaccinated (3 rounds) and approved for handling by Animal Services.

Training: Completion of Volunteer Orientation and Cat Cuddling training.

Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have good physical strength and the ability to handle animals that are shy or rambunctious. Must be able to work independently and adhere to all HSCC safety and animal handling regulations.

Time Commitment: Two or more hours (depending on location). Each location is scheduled on the same day and same time each month (i.e. the first Tuesday of a month at 2:00) with the same “team” visiting each time.

Duties: Pet Assisted Therapy involves taking animals to care centers, retirement homes and nursing homes for therapeutic interaction with residents. Some sites have a specific location for visits and some require visiting room to room. Not only is it therapy for residents, but also therapy and a great way to socialize the animals. It gives us information about the animals that we are able to use and share in their adoption process. Team members will meet at the shelter, sign in and receive the names of animals chosen for Pet Assisted Therapy that day. The animals are given exercise and potty breaks prior to their visit. Volunteers are responsible for the transportation, care and clean-up of the animals while away. We are expected to be punctual; many locations have schedules. If you cannot make the scheduled appointment please let the Volunteer Manager & your team member know and/or contact another Pet Assisted Therapy volunteer as a replacement.

Training: Completion of Volunteer Orientation, Dog Walking, and Pet Therapy training.

Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle to transport the animals. Must be able to work independently and adhere to all HSCC safety and animal handling regulations.