Animal Care Officer (Volunteer)
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
122 people are interested
- EWe need dedicated volunteers to help maintain a sanitary environment inside our cat adoption center. This includes cleaning kennels, feeding/replenishing food and water, and letting the cats out for daily excercize as needed. You will be trained on how to do this.
Volunteers will sometimes interact with potential adopters by to supplying them with an application for adoption.
Volunteers for this position must be able to work independently, be self-motivated, possess self-initiative, be consistent, on time, and act profesionally in a laid back environment. Experience with cats is important. Working in teams of two is permitted. There is cleaning involved and we all do it, even the Execitive Director. This is the **most important** function of our daily operations, and vital for the health and well-being of our adoptable cats and kittens. Volunteers who are reliable and stay with us for at least 6 months will receive a strong letter of reccomendation for their future endeavors.
We also partner with internship programs by providing our adoption center as a work site for students age 17-25 who are strong candidates based on the requirements below. If you are looking to be a leader, and aren't afraid to do get your hands a little dirtu please reach out to us with a short note and don't forget to include a contact number.
Volunteers must he able to commit to at least one three-hour shift on the same day evvery week for at least 6 months. We have morning, afternoon and evening shifts avail.
About Inky Blue Sea Companion Animal Rescue, Inc.
Inky Blue inside Petsmart, East River Plaza- 517 East 117th Street, NEW YORK, NY 10035, US
Inky Blue Sea is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to ending the suffering of abused, abandoned, and homeless companion animals in the Greater New York area and Puerto Rico. We work with young adults to build their confidence and leadership skills at our adoption center in Manhattan. They are an essential part of our team.
Between 2008 and 2017, Inky Blue Sea and Hands For Paws initiated and aided the rescue and adoption of over 300 dogs and cats.
We have forged partnerships with the PETCO Foundation, PETSMART Charities, the ASPCA, the Department of Educatio, NYC Mission Society, CUNY, NYPHIPPS, BIDEAWEE, as well as several humane organizations and animal shelters in New York, NJ and on the island of Puerto Rico. We are an all-volunteer organization, depend on donations from the general public to support and fuel our operations. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation here.
We'll work with your schedule.
inky Blue Animal Rescue inside PETSMARTEast River Plaza Mall- 517 East 117th StreetBtwn 1st Avenue & FDR DriveNew York, NY 10035
- Animal Care / Handling
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 17
- Orientation or Training
- 3 hours per week on the same day for a min of 5 mo
- Able to work independently, strong communication skills, experience handeling cats