Our check-in volunteers are one of the first faces that clients and their pets see upon arrival the day of surgery, and we are looking for a few good folks!
Are you an animal lover that is great with all types of people, organized, outgoing, and possibly looking for a bit of exercise? This might be a perfect opportunity for you!
The check-in shifts start at 8:00 a.m. each day and are generally a 2-2.5hour commitment ending around 10:00-10:30 a.m. All shifts are currently located at our headquarters in Minneapolis.
The basic outline of the position includes, but not necessarily limited to, the following:
Greet clients and their pets from a distance to verify that are scheduled for the day and are at the correct time and door
Do a pre-check to make sure they have a mask, their required documents, ID and other necessary items
We are currently utilizing a paging system most days, so the client typically receives a pager and waits in their car
Regulate the number of people going into the building (currently only 1 at a time)
Escort animals to the proper area or kennel
Label carriers or crates as needed
Give parking directions or other information
Please note, this position does require being outside often (can be inside between clients)
Please note this position includes working outside in varying weather conditions.
During the pandemic, we have strict protocols in place to protect our volunteers, staff, and clients. Face masks are required and worn by all, social distancing is enforced, and temperature checks are conducted on staff and volunteers every day upon arrival among other things as recommended by the CDC. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
08:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Arrival time 7:45am. Days of the week vary. Contact for open shifts.
NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
Our mission is to end the suffering and death of Minnesota cats and dogs due to overpopulation by providing both high-quality, affordable and accessible spay and neuter services to those in need, and animal welfare education in the communities we serve. MN SNAP’s mission is simple and effective in reducing pet overpopulation. Our work reduces the influx of homeless pets into rescues and shelters, preventing suffering and death. Our vision is also simple: no cats or dogs suffer or are needlessly euthanized due to pet overpopulation in Minnesota. MN SNAP has completed more than 145,099 low-cost surgeries since April 2010. Using conservative litter estimates for the female pets we’ve sterilized, MN SNAP’s work has prevented the birth of more than 5 million unwanted cats and dogs!
Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program Professional Corporation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides high-quality, high-volume, low-cost spay and neuter services to owned animals within underserved and low-income communities, animals within the rescue and shelter system, and feral cat communities. We reach pets in neighborhoods where cost, transportation or the absence of veterinary services is an obstacle to obtaining spay and neuter services.
MN SNAP was founded by Kim Culbertson, DVM, and a group of animal advocates with the goal of reducing the death and suffering of homeless animals across Minnesota. MN SNAP staff works in a surgically outfitted RV and at its headquarters clinic in North Minneapolis.
We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift
2822 N Washington AveMinneapolisMinneapolis, MN55411
January 6, 2021
Animal Care / Handling
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
Shifts are approximately a 2-2.5-hour time window each week. We ask for a 4-6 month commitment, preferably longer. Many of our volunteers have been with us for 10 years!
Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.