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.
We're looking for a few cat loving folks to join our volunteer team at the Timonium/Lutherville Petco. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone that loves being able to interact with the cats because this particular Petco is one of the only ones around with an actual play room for the animals!
The basics of our volunteer program are as follows - We have two shifts a day minimum, one in the morning and one in the evening each w/in 2 hrs of open or close respectively. Mon - Sat that would be between 9 am -11 am for open and 7:00 pm - 9:00 for close (though a little earlier at night is ok too), Sunday that would be between 10 am - 11:30 am for open and 5 pm - 6:30 pm for close. We also have a need for event support volunteers on Saturdays between 11 - 3.
Each shift involves tidying up the cubes, scooping the litter, freshening up the water, and filling the food bowls. And of course play time for the cats :) A shift takes approximately 1 hr depending on how much play time you spend with the cats. Though most of our volunteers spend longer, and we definitely encourage it! We ask that each volunteer pick a shift that they can commit to with some consistency. This allows us to ensure the cats are well taken care of and make things easier on all our volunteers so no one is left scrambling. That being said, we completely understand that our volunteers all have lives, jobs, families, and other responsibilities. Things will inevitably come up! We try to be flexible and have backup volunteers to cover in those situations.
If this is something that sounds like a fun way to spend a couple hrs, please reach out to us! We'd love to have you on our team, and the cats would greatly appreciate it!