The Animal Rescue League of NH is in desperate need of help cleaning dog kennels in the mornings!
What the work entails:
This job is focused on thoroughly cleaning the dog kennels (removing and replacing bedding, sweeping, pressure washing etc), and providing new toys and water. This position requires a great deal of bending/kneeling, and requires the ability to lift 40 lbs. This position also requires quick reflexes, moderate to high literacy, and the ability to remember and execute detailed cleaning procedures.
What the work does not entail:
While this position is essential to the welfare, health, and happiness of our dogs, it does not include actual contact with the dogs. While kennel cleaning volunteers are cleaning the kennels, other volunteers are walking the dogs outside of the kennels.
When the work takes place:
All Dog Kennel Cleaning shifts start at 8:00 a.m., and typically last until about 11/ 11:30 a.m. (whenever all of the care is done). Specifically, we really need weekday volunteers right now!
While our volunteer schedules are flexible, we recommend volunteers commit to at least one regular day each week, for the best experience. This not only allows the volunteer to perfect their skills, but it also always you to bond better with the staff and other regular volunteers.
Why the work matters:
The League has been working on transporting dogs in from overburdened shelters with high euthanasia rates. Brinigng these dogs to our facility offers them a second chance to find their forever homes. However, we don't want to bring in more dogs than we can provide quality care for. The more volunteers we have caring for the dogs, the more dogs we can handle having, and this means that we may be able to transport up more dogs, and thus save more lives!
How to get started:
The first step in the process is to complete an online application (http://www.rescueleague.org/#!long-term/club ). Once this application is received, reviewed, and accepted (please allow 48-72 hours), you'll receive an invitation to attend an orientation. At this orientation, you will learn more about our policies and procedures, and make a $10 commitment donation. After the orientation, you will begin your training toclean kennels. Once you pass your training, you are ready to start volunteering!
As it takes an investment from the League to get new animal care volunteers up and running, we do request that animal care volunteers intend on completing a minimum of 40 hours per year.
- Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- Ideally one 3 hour shift per week
- Volunteers 14 or 15 years old must volunteer with a parent or legal guardian