Community Outreach Volunteer


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Rochester Animal Services184 Verona StreetRochester, NY 14608


About

SUMMARY

  • Works in conjunction with Animal Services representatives to provide information and assistance related to spay-neuter, vaccinations, wellness, and dog license compliance for the city’s underserved residents and their companion animals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand and promote the Animal Services Outreach vision to those in our community
  • Communicate with a variety of people effectively and without judgment or negativity
  • Work effectively as part of a team comprised of other volunteers and /or staff
  • Work comfortably in underserved communities
  • Tactfully deal with challenging questions or opposing viewpoints from the public
  • Share information with individuals about spay and neuter services, vaccinations, wellness, dog licensing, and related topics
  • Assist the coordinator in the training and observation of incoming volunteers and neighborhood advocates

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be at least 18 years old

EDUCATION, SKILL, EXPERIENCE

  • Interest in animal well-being
  • Interest in building relationships with individuals in underserved neighborhoods to support healthy choices for their animals
  • Understand and appreciate the challenges faced by pet owners in underserved neighborhoods
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) desirable, but not necessary

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Individual will be required to stand, sit, walk and talk regularly
  • Be able to occasionally lift supplies and/or equipment of up to 60 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Mostly outdoors- Dress appropriate for all types of weather
  • Some indoor activities associated with community events
  • Working in groups
  • Emotional charged environments

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-5 hours / week

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