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Green Cat Enrichment

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Animal Care League

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Green Cat Enrichment

We are in need of volunteers to help increase the sociability, adoptability, and enrichment of our cats! Green Cat Enrichment volunteers work with our cats on the adoption floor through clicker training to teach them to approach adopters. Volunteers will also provide enrichment items to our cats in enclosures and provide staff with information about cat personalities and quirks to improve their adoption chances. This vital work improves the lives of cats within our shelter and increases the chances of a faster adoption. If you have ever wanted to teach a cat to give you a high-five, this is the position for you!


Location(s):

Main shelter: 1011 Garfield, Oak Park, IL. 60304


Availability:

Monday-Sunday

1 PM - 3PM

3PM - 5PM

5PM - 7PM


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Available to all volunteer levels
  • Attend our New Volunteer Orientation
  • Must be able to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19
  • Possess a basic understanding of cat behavior
  • Possess the ability to follow direction
  • Enjoys interacting with shelter cats
  • Patience with our shy cats is a requirement
  • Must be able to work without supervision to ensure all of our cats are engaged daily
  • Able to lift and carry at least 15 lbs
  • Must be able to bend, squat, and stand for extended periods
  • Must be respectful toward cats and people

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Each volunteer will receive training on how to clicker train with a cat to increase adoptability, sociability, and enrichment for all of our cats
  • Ensure that each cat gets 15 minutes of clicker training and continue on to the next cat to ensure all cats receive engagement
  • Create and use enrichment items
  • Do write-ups of cat personalities and quirks that staff can use when writing adoption bios
Apply for volunteer positions here: https://forms.gle/LgrpaHcoHvs3TdyE7

3 Shifts

  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • evening / 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Animal Care League

Location:

1011 Garfield, Oak Park, IL 60304, US

Mission Statement

Animal Care League is committed to providing shelter, medical care, and comfort to animals in need; reducing animal overpopulation; and acting as a community resource, thus promoting the human/animal bond.

Description

The Animal Care League is a limited admission shelter located in Oak Park. We help homeless cats, dogs and other small animals by providing them food, shelter, medical attention and love until we can find them a loving home. As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, we depend on the generosity of our communities to help us meet our goals of finding new homes for as many animals as possible each year. If you are in interested in helping, please visit our "Supporting the ACL" page on our website, animalcareleague.org.

If you are looking to add a new member to your family, you can view our animals that are up for adoption by clicking on the respective pictures. Please feel free to give us a call to make further inquiries about our animals at 708-848-8155.

Animals
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

1011 GarfieldOak Park, IL 60304

(41.87215,-87.79983)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Community Outreach
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training

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