Michigan Humane Society - Animal Transporter


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When

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

Where

Michigan Humane Society - Rochester Hills3600Rochester HillsRochester Hills, MI 48309
MHS transport van

About

Animal Transporter

We need a volunteer to help us transport animals from our shelter in Rochester Hills to other adoption facilities. This primarily includes our adoption partners at Sterling Heights Petco, but may also include transportation to Westland or Detroit shelters as needed. We're looking for volunteers to commit to a weekly shift on Saturday or Sunday.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Transport adoptable animals between MHS locations
  • Loading crates and carriers into vehicle
  • Taking animals in/out of cages or kennels
  • Delivering medications and paperwork to shelter staff

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to safety lift, carry and leash walk a variety of animals including dogs, cats, and small mammals
  • Work with transport coordinator for scheduling dates
  • Ability to pass a driving record check
  • Ability to recognize signs of stress in animals
  • Ability to bend, stretch, kneel and lift.
  • Ability to follow driving directions
  • Willingness and ability to drive transport van

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Various MHS locations, primarily Rochester and Petco (Sterling Heights). Occasionally Westland or Detroit

TIME COMMITMENT

  • One shift weekly on either Saturday or Sunday
  • Shift would be from approximately 9:00 am -12:00pm
  • Minimum 6 month commitment

TRAINING

  • General Volunteer Orientation
  • Safe animal handling training
  • On the job training as provided by staff for safe animal transport
  • On-going training with Volunteer Program Manager and/or designated staff and volunteers.

RESPONSIBLE TO

  • Transport Coordinator
  • Facility Supervisor/Volunteer Contact
  • Animal Care Center Managers
  • MHS Volunteer Manager

REASONS FOR REASSESSSMENT:

  • Inability to agree/conform to animal handling and training requirements
  • Use of "aversive" type handling techniques (any physical or harsh verbal corrections)
  • Inability to physically handle animals in non-threatening and safe manner
  • Inability to immediately retain critical safety/training instruction
  • Failure to fulfill time commitment
  • Inability to interact appropriately with staff, volunteers and customers
  • Failure to adhere to all rules of the road / safe driving tactics.
  • Inability to adhere to the philosophy of the Michigan Humane Society

Skills

  • Transportation
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Transportation Management
  • Delivery
  • Operations

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours weekly for 6 months

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