JOB DESCRIPTIONS FOLLOW THIS BRIEF HISTORY OF FRIENDS OF FERALS:
Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals (NCFF) has spayed, neutered and vaccinated almost 8,000 homeless cats in northern Colorado, potentially preventing thousands of future kittens from being euthanized in our shelters or struggling to survive outdoors.
Stray and feral cats are humanely trapped and transported to our clinic for surgery, treatment and recovery. Our homeless cats receive the same standard of care as any domestic, client-owned cat. We believe that they have been through enough in their lives already and deserve the best medical care we can afford to give them!
NCFF needs serious and committed volunteers for each of our monthly TNR clinics. This requires a pledge to work a minimum of six Sundays over the course of one year. The clinics are usually on the first Sunday of each month. The day before the clinic, Saturday, the cats are humanely trapped and brought to our clinic. On Sunday they are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and any medical issues are addressed. On Monday the cats are returned to their colonies or placed into foster care. You can volunteer for one or more of the days. This listing is for clinic positions on Sundays only. See our other listing on VolunteerMatch.org for non-clinical positions.
THE FOLLOWING CLINICAL POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE:
Vet Techs and Vet Tech Assistants - On Sunday, volunteers assist our veterinarians with induction, surgical prep, anesthesia, and recovery. Cleaning and moving traps may be required. Veterinary experience is preferred but not required. A three-hour training period must be completed to work directly with our animals. Training may be a class or on-the-job.
Trap Cleaners - During the clinic on Sunday, you will clean and organize traps while cats are undergoing surgery and recovering. You will also learn how to safely return recovering cats to their traps and you will monitor the cats in post-recovery.
Other - We also need volunteer(s) to wash surgical instruments, be note-takers, or clean at the end of the day or Monday.
THANK YOU FOR LOOKING ! WE HOPE YOU'LL CONSIDER JOINING OUR FANTASTIC GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS.
- Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Six full Sundays over the course of twelve months
- Must be reliable, dependable, & compassionate. 3-hour training required.