Michigan Humane Society - Rochester Hills3600Rochester HillsRochester Hills, MI48309
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.
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
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
Various MHS locations, primarily Rochester and Petco (Sterling Heights). Occasionally Westland or Detroit
One shift weekly on either Saturday or Sunday
Shift would be from approximately 9:00 am -12:00pm
Minimum 6 month commitment
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.
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