The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Be able to make a long-term commitment of at least one year with typically one shift per week (Typical Kennel Volunteer shifts are: 7AM-11AM, 8AM-11AM, 8AM-12PM, 12PM-4PM, 3PM-7PM, or 4PM-7PM)weekends/weekdays
Live within easy commuting distance of our Patterson, NY or Yorktown Heights, NY locations.
Be able to lift, push, pull and/or maneuver up to 40 lbs easily
Be able to bend, stand, stoop repeatedly for up to 4 hours without difficulty
Be able to kneel repeatedly on hard surfaces without difficulty
Sit on low chair for up to 20 minutes at a time without difficulty
Be comfortable handling and interacting with large dogs/puppies
Be comfortable performing tasks on wet, slippery, uneven flooring
Easily tolerate loud barking
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Perform cleaning tasks with industrial cleaning agents
Clean up poop, urine and vomit as necessary
Tolerate dog hair and dog slobber on your clothes and skin
Be able to read, write, listen and communicate verbally in English
Precisely follow written and/or verbal instructions