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Volunteering is the key to saving lives

When you decide that you are ready to volunteer we request that you read through the different opportunities that are available and decide on something that is right for you.

Some of our positions have some requirements while others do not. We understand that your time is valuable and we appreciate anything you are willing to do to help us save the lives of our Pets.

Once you have found something that you fell is a good fit, please fill out this simple form below and click submit. One of our volunteer staff members will get back to you as soon as possible.

(Please allow 24 to 48 hours for a response as we are a volunteer organization)

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Our Volunteer Opportunites

Summary of Expectations

Fosters will care for a dog or cat in their home providing food, shelter and love until a forever home can be found.

Detailed Expectations

  • Contract Compliance
    • Fosters will need to complete Foster Contract and comply with all C2CND contracts
  • Crate Training
    • Crate training provides a safe place, or “den” if you will, for your foster to go in a multitude of scenarios. It will also protect your animals, your house, and your foster while you are away, ensuring that your shoes & furniture will remain in one piece.
  • Give notice if foster needs medical attention
    • Any medical care/items…
  • Give notice if the foster needs food
    • Any food needed for your foster can be provided by us, BUT please let us know in an adequate amount of time beforehand if you need an item. We don’t always have items on-hand at adoption events, and this ensures time for ordering if said item is out of stock.
  • PetSmart Attendance
    • Dogs that do not attend adoption events take longer to be adopted out, so exposure is very important! If you are not able to attend PetSmart adoption event then please let us know so we may coordinate a handler for you during these events
  • Adoption events
    • From time to time other adoption events are held so we may give the pet as much exposure to potential adopters.
  • Attendance
    • We would love for you to join us at all PetSmart and other adoption events but understand that this is not always possible. Your attendance is NOT mandatory, but the fosters is.
  • We understand that emergencies happen and special circumstances arise. If you cannot make an event please let us know and we can arrange a pickup/drop off. If you are able to pickup/drop off we can also arrange an handler

Hours

Generally, the care of any animal is a 24 x 7 activity but that is not our expectation, it’s not about how many hours we expect you to be with the foster, but instead we require that the foster pet not be alone or unattended for unreasonable amounts of time.

Experience Required

No experience is required but you must have a home visit completed by a volunteer in order to qualify.

Summary of Expectations

Handlers will maintain a foster at the C2CND events. You will introduce the pet to potential adopters.

Detailed expectations

  • Show up at Adoption events during designated hours
  • Maintain the pet in a proper and safe manner
  • Talk about the pet to potential adopter
  • Speak to the foster to obtain any information required to present to potential adopters

Hours

  • Saturdays at PetSmart
  • Other Events as needed (if you are available)

Experience Required

No experience is required.

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Summary of Expectations

Volunteers clean, feed, and interact with our kitties who are on display during the week. Following a detailed cleaning process volunteers care for the kitties during either an AM or PM shift.

Detailed Expectations

  • Cattery Volunteers commit to a weekly cattery shift.
  • Volunteers receive a weekly email with new & notes and shift schedule.

Cattery Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Arriving for Cattery Shift on time.
  • Communicating supply needs and cat medical needs to Cattery Coordinator
  • Responding to and reviewing weekly communication in regards to coverage and shift reminders.
  • Completing the cattery maintenance log upon arrival and departure
  • Scrubbing and cleaning cages top to bottom.
  • Feeding cats.
  • Cleaning litter boxes.
  • Interacting with Kitties.
  • Cleaning Cattery Area
  • Disposing of trash
  • Communicating scheduling conflicts asap so coverage can be found.
  • Reviewing the Cattery Care and Maintenance Guide which outlines cleaning instructions.

Rescue Provides:

  • Gloves
  • Food
  • Water container
  • Cleaning materials (Bleach, Lysol, paper towels, dust pans, garbage bags)

Cattery Shifts:

AM Shift- 7:30-9:00am

It is preferred that the cattery be cleaned prior to the store opening

Volunteers can get in as early as 7:30am through Grooming

Saturday AM- 11:00am-1:00pm

Cattery needs to be “super”cleaned during the adoption event, as new cats will be entering the cages

PM Shift-6:00-8:00pm

It is best to not have cats waiting more than 12 hours between cleaning

1-2 hours per shift

Experience Required

No experience Required. Training provided

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Summary:

Attending events to photography our lovable rescue cats and dogs. Also providing photo shoots to retrieve photos for adoption websites.

Detailed Expectations:

  • Coordinate with event staff and directors
  • Sanitize hands and area between animals
  • Send the photos to cat and dog representatives

Rescue Provides:

Animals and handlers

Hours:

1-4 hours per week depending on your availability to assist.

Experience Required:

No experience Required. We are looking for high quality photography to help put our best paws forward.

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Summary:

Catering to Cats and Dogs always needs help in the technology area to support our volunteer staff. We are always seeking those that wouldn’t mind helping in all areas of technology

Detailed:

Web Administrators:

Our current web presence is hosted by BlueHost.com, we invite individuals who are familiar with any of the following technologies:

  • *WordPress
  • *PHP
  • *MySQL
  • *HTML
  • *CSS
  • SMTP
  • DNS
  • FTP

Desktop Support:

For those that are interested in providing technical support in the desktop area we would buy generic propecia online canada like those familiar with and of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows or MAC OS
  • Excel
  • Word

*core requirements to Administer on the website

Shifts:

At your leisure. You may get email around the clock from the volunteer staff requesting technical answers to issues they face.

Experience Required:

Yes, you must have a fundamental understanding

Summary:

Providing a loving, nurturing, and safe home for a rescued cat. In addition to caring for the animals you also assist in helping the cat find its forever home by bringing them to adoption events, and providing bio’s and pictures for Petfinder and Adopt a Pet.

Detailed Expectations:

Foster Home/ Parent Requirements:

Safe, Loving and Caring Environment

Providing a safe and caring environment for fosters indoors is required. A safe environment also includes ensuring Family pets are kept current on vaccinations and preventative. Fosters agree to clean, feed, and interact with rescue kitties daily and communicate all health concerns.

Provide a Separate Living Space for Fosters

Fosters are not family members. To ensure family pets don’t experience stress it is best to have a separate space for fosters. It is okay to integrate Fosters into the home but it will take time. It is essential there by a separate space. We do not have a shelter, all animals are pulled for the foster homes we have. We are not able to remove animals immediately. Having a separate space prevents stress to family pets, rescue kitties and foster parents. Spare bedrooms and large bathroom are excellent locations.

Transportation to Adoption Events

Events are Saturday’s 10:30-3:30. You are notified weekly if your fosters are shown.

Reviewing Weekly Rescue Communications

Foster Emails are sent out once a week to communicate updates. We also submit needs and requests through online tools.

Review the C2CND Fostering Guide

This document covers procedures and policies for our fostering program. It answer questions and provided information that will be important to review prior to bringing home your rescues.

Rescue Provides:

  • Food
  • Litter
  • Medical Services
  • Prevention
  • Litter Pan
  • Litter Scoop

Foster Program Guidelines/ Policies:

  • Intake of animals is determined by management.
  • Fosters may not adopt out/ move rescues from their home.
  • Fosters are to communicate medical concerns immediately and may not medicate rescues without consent from management
  • If a Foster chooses to take an animal for Medical Treatment without consent they are liable for payment. Payment will not be reimbursed.
  • Baby Kittens are fostered by Veteran Foster’s Only
    • Baby Kittens require a lot of attention and suffer from various medical complications. It is for the safety of the kittens that they are only placed with veterans.
  • Kittens are determined by age 12 weeks to 1 month
  • Management matches rescue kitties to foster homes based on the home environment and the needs of the rescue. Fosters may not choose the rescue kitties they would like to foster. We do take into consideration preferences when making decisions.
  • Adult Cats are the only rescues placed in single-kitty homes.
    • This is for the health and development of the rescues.
  • When a rescue kitty is adopted from a foster home rescue kitties may be swapped/ moved based on current needs.
    • We rescue from High Kill Shelters. We move and fill spaces in order to save lives.
  • We are only in need of long-term Fosters
    • We ask fosters to provide 30 day notice if they will no longer be able to foster moving forward. This is asked because we do not have a shelter and we pull based on the number of spots we have in foster homes.
  • Fosters are required to inform the rescue if they are traveling and are unable to care for their rescues.
    • Without a shelter we need advanced notice to make arrangements for the rescues.

Hours:

24/7 if caring for a rescue cat in your home.

Experience Required:

No experience Required. Training provided. Please note Pregnant Cats, Nursing Cats and Baby kittens are only fostered by experienced foster parents.

Summary:

Wash, dry, fold, and return the laundry used by the cats for adoption events and the cattery.

Detailed Expectations:

Laundry Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Collect dirty materials
  • Garbage Bags from the adoption event (located in the back)
  • Bedding from the dirty bin by the cattery
  • Wash and Dry Materials (see washing instructions below)
  • Return Items before Friday
  • Remove Items from garbage bags and sort into the correct bin by the Cattery and in the Back

Washing Instructions:

  • Bedding- Wash on Hot, Tumble Dry Medium/ High, Fold into a New Garbage Bag
    • We wash on Hot to Kill various bacteria and infections (example Ringworm). New garbage bags are needed to ensure no bacteria or infections pass to the clean items.
  • Tablecloths- Wash on Cold, Tumble Dry Low, Fold into a New Garbage Bag
    • To make sure they don’t wrinkle and ruin. They are very expensive.
  • Toys- Wash in a Garment Bag with bedding, Air Dry

Rescue Provides:

  • Garment Bag
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Garbage Bags

Hours:

1-4 hours per week.

Experience Required:

No experience Required. Training provided.

Summary:

Transporting rescued animals from high kill shelters to foster homes. Also assisting with transporting animals to and from adoption events and veterinarian appointments.

Detailed Expectations:

Transport Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Sanitize and scrub transport crates before and after transport
  • Pick Rescues up from local animal control shelters
  • Retrieve paperwork for rescues and release to Director
  • Communicate with Foster/ Director to schedule Rescue Transfer
  • Provide a safe location if the Rescue needs to be held till Transfer meeting

Rescue Provides:

Transport Crate

Hours:

1-4 hours per week depending on how many transports you volunteer to make.

Experience Required:

No experience Required. Training provided.

Summary:

Provide support on the day of an event to the public and our rescue cats as they find their forever home. Interacting the potential adopters by greeting them and answering questions. As well as caring for the needs of the rescue kitties who are on display for the event.

Detailed Expectations:

  • Volunteers must be 17 and old to volunteer at a Cat Adoption Event
  • Volunteers sign up weekly for volunteer shifts for the event via Signup Genius
  • Volunteers receive a weekly volunteer email with news & notes, and the Signup

Setup:

  • Unloading Foster Kitties into crates.
  • Helping Foster unload cars.
  • Moving Cattery Kitties into crates.
  • Putting out display name cards.

Event:

  • Greeting and Interacting with Potential Adopters.
  • Answering Potential Adopters Questions.
  • Informing the public of our adoption process, need for fosters, and volunteers.
  • Monitoring crates: providing additional food, water or litter.
  • Providing Hand Sanitizer to All Members of the Public if they intend to “reach in”
  • Ensuring crates are not opened by the Public. Foster Kitties are only held by serious adopters. People who have completed an application and/or are currently in the market with serious intentions of adopting.
  • Interacting with the Foster Kitties through the crates.
  • Assisting with Adoption Paperwork.
  • Assisting with trimming nails, cleaning ears, and providing prevention medications.

Cleanup:

  • Loading Foster Kitties into their Carriers
  • Helping Fosters Load their cars
  • Cleaning (crates, food bowls, litter pans)
  • Returning Tables and Crates to the Back
  • Setting up Cattery Paperwork and Name Cards
  • Setting up Cattery Table for Weekly Display
  • Refilling Cattery Materials for the Week (Bleach, Paper Towels, Lysol, etc)

Hours:

1-5 hours on Saturday depending on your availability

Experience Required:

No experience Required. Training provided.

Summary of Expectations

To write rich and entertaining content to help engage and build our reader base.

Detailed Expectations

Writers who are looking to gain experience in blogging in the aforementioned topics. This will be a remote position with no deadlines, so location can be anywhere and whenever as long as you’re willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. We just need rich and entertaining content to help engage and build our reader base.

This is a volunteer position only, and meant for those who want their names out there and to have their work published.

If you are an experienced blogger and want to help save a pet’s life you are also MORE than welcome to contribute but please keep in mind that there is no compensation.

Articles should represent C2CND and/or its mission statement (or any subject combination of its mission statement).

http://c2cnd.org/about-us/

Hours

None, write at your leisure.

Experience Required

Writing experience would be great but not required.

If you know WordPress that would be a plus