Other Opportunities

Facilities Friend

Laundry and more (at Adoption Center)

(Basic) Wash, dry, fold blankets and towels. Requires handling soiled items. Toys are washed in the machine and air-dried. Follow directions for the bleach and soap ratio posted in the laundry room.  Help keep the adoption center clean by washing internal windows in the adoption areas and other basic cleaning as requested.

Schedule: Everyday (time is flexible)

 

Handyman

Handyman (at Adoption Center and Intake Facility)
(Basic) Handyman volunteers help with carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc.
Schedule: at request of Volunteer Services Director   

 

Crate Cleaning

This task is listed on the schedule calendar every day from 1:30 to 2:30, but the time you come can be anytime during the day. Except, for first time volunteers who will need training, please avoid the Dog Butler shifts (7-9, 11-1, 4-6, 8-9) as the staff will not be available then to show you how to do this task. Bleach water dilution will be sprayed to clean the crates, so dress appropriately.

 

Medical (at Adoption Center)

(Advanced) Volunteers with prior experience working in a veterinary center giving meds and injections to cats and dogs are invited to help us give meds to some of the Adoption Center pets each day.

Training: review training guide and attend training session required

Schedule: 2 shifts per day, 1 volunteer per shift
Everyday, 8 am or 9 am (AM Meds) and 6 pm or 7 pm (PM Meds)

 

Food Barrel (locations vary)

(Basic) Collects donations of pet food, etc. from participating stores. Weekly visits to assigned store, lifting, stacking and hauling of donated items. Delivery to SPCA, removing items from vehicle and stacking on assigned shelving. Record keeping of donated items to be turned in when delivery is made at SPCA.

Schedule: ongoing assignment for local store

 

Transport

(Basic) Volunteers usually have SUVs or other enclosed large vehicle or a truck. Transport items that would not fit or be appropriate cargo in a conventional automobile. Examples include transporting: animals to events, bulky supplies to event location, oversized donated items such as dog kennels, dog houses, mower, etc.; recycling of cardboard, white paper, aluminum and plastic to recycling centers.

Schedule: at request of Volunteer Services Director

 

Recycling

Location #4 at 3600 Yates Mill Pond Rd. is closest to the SPCA

Can you help us manage our recycling. It involves loading up the cardboard and other recyclables in your vehicle and taking the items to a recycle location. There is a map to this site and other locations at the above link. The items for recycling are stored in the hallway near the employee entrance. Any staff person can show you where and unlock the side door for you to load. If you can help, please feel free to check that area the next time you are here for a shift. No need to schedule it, just let a staff person know if you need access to the door to load the items.

 

Admin Assistance & Voicemail Retrieval

Admin Assistance (Basic)

Help with various office needs such as: data entry, filing, stuffing envelopes and metering postage.

Schedule: at request of Volunteer Services Director

 

Voice Mail Retrieval (can be done from home)

(Basic) Access Intake Facility's voice mail box and transcribe messages.
Email messages to staff at the Intake Facility.

Training: review training guide

Schedule: weekly shifts

 

Events

Fundraising and Promotional Events (locations vary)

(Basic) The events team members help with special events. Signature SPCA events include: K93K Dog Walk, Fur Ball. There are multiple smaller events throughout the year that call for volunteer assistance. These are a great opportunity for exposure for the SPCA for increased awareness by the general public.

Adoption Events (locations vary)

(Basic) The adoption events team members assist with off-site adoption events to include transporting animals and equipment, set-up and tear-down, dog handling, cat supervision, and adoption counseling.

Schedule No established schedule - Occasional events.