The ASPCA is trying to prevent pet parents from surrendering their animals to local animal shelters and we need your help! We have established Safety Net programs at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center and Downey Animal Care Center, to work directly with pet parents who arrive at these shelters to surrender their pet. Surrenders happen for a wide variety of reasons, and the ASPCA aims to help solve some common problems such as emergency veterinary care, temporary boarding, spay/neuter or pet supplies.
The good news is word has gotten out, and a lot of families have turned to our Safety Net Team to help keep their pets in their home. In 2015, we were able to provide services for more than 3,400 animals that otherwise might have ended up in the shelter. Our Safety Net Team is now staffed during all shelter business hours, but we need you to be an extension of our lifesaving team! While a Safety Net Manager is busy helping a client there might be another animal being surrendered that the Safety Net Manager can’t get to in time. As a Safety Net Greeter, you will have the important task of speaking to the public as they arrive at the shelter and directing them on how we can help. Most visitors only speak Spanish.
You should feel comfortable engaging with members of the public and be able to reserve any judgement when speaking with our Safety Net clients. They feel safe coming to us because we communicate with a caring, kind voice and an open mind.
There is no greater feeling than knowing you helped a family in need and seeing their gratitude as they find a way to help their pet they love so much. We hope you will join us for this amazing volunteer opportunity!
Any questions? Please reach out to Tina Reddington, Director of Los Angeles ASPCA Volunteer Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-313-9355.
- People Skills
- Community Outreach
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 4 hours greeting the public at the animal shelter
- Must be bilingual