58 people are interested
Animal-Shelter Helpers- task variety! (Kent)
58 people are interested
Become an essential Shelter Helper at Regional Animal Services of King County in Kent!
While the work isn't glamorous, you can find great satisfaction that you're providing an essential service for the smooth running of the shelter.
You would perform tasks at the shelter like...
- Doing the laundry
- Washing & sanitizing water bowls, pet toys, and litterboxes
- Taking out the garbage
Sometimes you may assist the shelter sergeants or the Vet Clinics on special projects, so this is a great way to "get your foot in the door" to become acquainted with the RASKC community.
If you are successful in your Shelter Helper work, you are eligible for transferring to other RASKC volunteer teams- e.g., Dog Team or Cat Meet-&-Greet, depending on scheduling and qualifications.
Go here to read a position description: tinyurl.com/ShelterHelper-descriptn-RASKC
Go here to see a list of likely position openings: tinyurl.com/ShelterHelper-openings-RASKC
Commitment: At least 12 shifts, plus training
Everyone wears masks while indoors and also outside when you're within six feet of another person.
1. Complete an initial online application: http://tinyurl.com/InitialApplic-2017
2. Complete a liability release if you're an adult. If you are 16- 17 years old, your parent or legal guardian needs to complete this form on your behalf: https://tinyurl.com/DocuSign4RASKC
3. Watch the videos for an abbreviated version of new volunteer orientation and answer the quiz questions.
Module 1 Welcome & Overview: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=g6j4h
Module 2: Policies & Expectations: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=gs8wa
Module 3: Various Volunteer Opportunities: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=9xcf6
About Regional Animal Services of King County/ RASKC
21615 64th Ave S, Kent, WA 98032, US
To provide King County with sustainable, cost-effective animal services, which protect people and animals, while providing compassionate animal care. Our organization is built on the cornerstone values of compassion and service. We demonstrate this commitment in the countless hours spent by staff and our RASKC volunteers to save animals' lives at the shelter and in the field. By collaborating with community partners, we are able to expand our programs and resources to provide even greater value to our residents.
RASKC is an agency of the King County government, based in Kent, WA with volunteer satellite locations at Kirkland Petco, Covington Petco, Tukwila Petco, and Reber Ranch (Kent), in addition to hundreds of foster volunteers' homes. Outstanding teamwork between staff and volunteers is the key to our success. RASKC cares for about 5,000 animals each year. We are an open-admission shelter with a save rate that exceeds 92%!
Last year more than 770 volunteers participated in over a dozen teams, including foster volunteers, dog walkers, dog-enrichment volunteers, Dog Kennel Specialists, Pet Publicists, community-outreach volunteers, Shelter Helpers, Vet Clinic volunteers, Cat Meet & Greet volunteers, the Early Morning Cat Crew, the Cat Area Stray Team (CAST), the barn-cat program,and the cat-care teams at four partner stores. In any given two week-period, RASKC volunteers help out on more than 400 scheduled timeslots in any given week.
21615- 64th Ave SKent, WA 98032
August 21, 2021
- Must be at least 9
- Orientation or Training
- At least 12 shifts, plus two training shifts
- 9-15 year olds with parent