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Animal Care Volunteer

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33213 - 40676 USD

San Bernardino County

San Bernardino, CA

Leonard X. Hernandez

Unknown / Non-Applicable

Government

1853

Published 1 day ago

The Job

GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH THE PET COMMUNITY!
YOUR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION IS JUST ONE CLICK AWAY

"I always thought someone should do something….then I realized I am somebody.
” - Tomlin


San Bernardino County
is actively seeking compassionate and friendly Animal Care Volunteers to join the Department of Public Health’s Animal Care Team, to provide support to animals in need. If you have a desire to give back to your community, animals, and have a skill or experience you can share or would like to learn, we invite you to join our team! Through your generous commitment and dedication, we can continue to address the needs of cats, dogs, pets, and critters.

Please see descriptions below for immediate County volunteer needs:

Animal Care Host
  • Greet visitors in the front office and offer tours.
  • Help introduce adoptable animals to a potential adopter.
  • Share tips you’ve learned about how to be a good pet parent and inform people about the benefits of adopting.
  • Share resources with potential adopters.
Enrichment Specialist Volunteer
  • Support dogs or cats with walking, bathing, and multi-dog playgroup activities.
  • Pet and comfort dogs, cats, and rabbits.
  • Read to animals.
Outreach Team Volunteer
  • Photograph animals, write about them, and submit drafts to the Media Team and Volunteer Coordinator to be shared online.
  • Attend community events with the Outreach Team and help promote pet adoptions, responsible pet ownership, and shelter prevention.
Shelter Services Volunteer
  • Help ensure kennel ID cards, adoption and/or 'rescue only' signs are up-to-date.
  • Organize and track inventory and donated goods.
  • Support with cleaning and feeding animals.
  • Wash and dry blankets for kennels.
Additional opportunities will continue to be added as needs are identified.

Note:
Due to space constrictions there is a limited number of volunteer slots available: submitting a volunteer application does not guarantee that you will be selected as a volunteer. We will have more volunteer opportunities available in the future. Thank you for understanding.

We appreciate your commitment and dedication to giving back for the benefit of others. Together, we can help animals in need and make a difference in the lives of pets and people.

CONDITIONS OF VOLUNTEER
  • These are unpaid volunteer positions; volunteers do not receive compensation for their service.
  • We have part-time and limited-time (special event based) volunteer shifts available.

Minimum Requirements

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older at time of service.
AND
Willing to commit to at least 9 hours each month.

Sign up to become an Animal Care Volunteer by clicking
here.
OR
Visit the Department of Public Health website at:
dph.sbcounty.gov/applying-for-internship-and-volunteer-opportunities.

Desired Qualifications

General experience in any field, willingness to learn, customer service skills and office etiquette, experience with basic custodial and maintenance tools optional, animal behavior or cat/dog training experience would be a bonus, and a great attitude. Availability of your time and desire to contribute to improving the quality of life of animals.

Selection Process

Sign up to become an Animal Care Volunteer by clicking here.
OR
Visit the Department of Public Health website at:
dph.sbcounty.gov/applying-for-internship-and-volunteer-opportunities.

For questions regarding this volunteer opportunity, please email us at:
AC.volunteer@dph.sbcounty.gov or visiting animalcare.sbcounty.gov/volunteer.


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