National Mill Dog Rescue is looking for volunteers that will work in all areas of operations at the kennel in Peyton Colorado. Our dedicated volunteers are a HUGE part of what keeps us moving forward, and your help is very much appreciated. We look forward to getting to know you better and the opportunity to introduce you to our mission, our facility, and how things work. We would encourage you to review all the information on this website which is a great way to become familiar with who we are and what our goals are, and then be sure to apply if you are interested in coming to work with us! www.milldogrescue.org/volunteer.html
Some of the areas we need volunteers for work hands on at the kennel and include the following:
Morning Cleaning Team
The kennel is thoroughly cleaned every morning starting at 8:30 by a cleaning team of about 4-6 volunteers. The Cleaning Team is responsible for cleaning, sanitizing, and power washing the kennel, washing food bowls, providing clean water, food, beds & bedding for the dogs and starting the laundry process. This is one of the most critical volunteer jobs at NMDR.
Skills Needed: Ability to follow instructions/direction. Works well with dogs and works well as a team; self-motivated. Job requires sweeping, mopping, bending, some volunteers run the power washer, loading/unloading washing machine, hanging blankets/towels to dry, feeding/watering dogs.
Commitment: Each individual team consists of a point of contact and volunteers who work 3 hours during the morning shift. This team needs a commitment of one day a week, once every other week, or once a month. The team works together to clean the kennel and feed/water the dogs. Signing up on the Volunteer Matters cleaning calendar will enable the Team Lead to visually see that there is a strong crew each day.
Let us know your availability and we can work with you.
Medications Team Description: Many of our dogs arrive with health issues we try to fix. The medication team is responsible for giving kennel dogs their medicine in the morning and then in the late afternoon. We also provide canned food for dogs needing canned food at the same time we give meds.
Skills Needed: Medical Experience is not required. Most dogs get their medications in a little meat ball of food. We make sure the dog takes the meds and document that meds were given. Occasionally there are eye and ear medications. Occasionally a dog needs to be given meds down the throat but rarely and usually someone can help. You will be trained and can shadow a meds crew person until you are comfortable. It is really quite easy!
Commitment: Team Members commit to a morning (7-8 am) schedule or an afternoon (5-6 pm) schedule. You can commit to once a week (for example every Monday evening or sign up as an alternate. Times we have open now are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Afternoon Kennel Closing Team
Description: The "afternoon support team" is to help the PM POCs feed, close up the facility for the day, etc. Volunteers should commit to a schedule (once a week, once a month, etc., and can sign up on the Afternoon Kennel Support calendar to help for a couple hours). It is basically help/extra hands for the POCs in the afternoon, cleaning/feeding.
Commitment This is a 3-4 hour scheduled commitment once a day weekly, every other week, or once a month.
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment