Preference for volunteers in the Bastrop County/Austin area. When you respond, please tell us where you are located.
BCAS Helpers has a spay/neuter certificate program that we could use help administrating. Applicants apply online and we have a process for communicating with them via email (and occasionally phone or text) to get the applications approved. All of this can be done from home. It does require diligence in following up promptly to make sure the applicants make it all the way through to the objective, getting their pets spayed or neutered!
You'll need computer access and good writing/speaking skills.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About BASTROP COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER HELPERS
1676 SAYERS RD, BASTROP, TX 78602, US
Bringing the community together to improve the lives of homeless dogs and cats in Bastrop County, in partnership with the Bastrop County Animal shelter. Working with other animal welfare organizations, to make Bastrop County a community where: The Bastrop County Animal Shelter is able to place all healthy and behaviorally-sound animals that are surrendered to them into good homes, or transfer them to other humane organizations; The Bastrop County Animal Shelter always has room for the intake of animals needing assistance; Animals within the Bastrop County Animal Shelter live with minimal stress during their stay; Every dog and cat outside of the Bastrop County Animal Shelter is cared for responsibly.
We're an all-volunteer organization with the following objectives:
Funding what the Bastrop County Animal Shelter cannot for adoptable animals in their care, such as:
The cost of lifesaving medical diagnostics and veterinary care,
medical and grooming equipment,
transportation funds for shelter animals to go to partner rescue organizations,
food and supplies for animals in foster care,
upgrades to the living conditions for animals at the shelter, and
emergency food and cat litter.
Recognizing exceptional volunteerism on behalf of homeless animals.
Reducing the number of unwanted animals in Bastrop County, and thus shelter intake through spay/neuter initiatives.
Promoting adoption of shelter animals.
Promoting responsible pet ownership in Bastrop County through education and training.
In our first year of operation, despite COVID-19, we've prevented the births of over 2000 puppies and kittens in the following year. We've provided emergency medical care to 20+ shelter animals, transported dogs out of state to other rescues, purchase critical supplies for the shelter (autoclave, medicine, cordless clippers, microchip reader), and paid for a deck so patrons of the medical clinic can wait safely outside.
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
April 23, 2021
Basic Computer Skills
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Good communication skills. If you speak Spanish, even better!