Help pet owners in need at East Bay SPCA's Pet Food Pantry
East Bay SPCA
Purpose: This role serves as essential support for the Humane Advocacy department, which helps keep pets healthy and in loving homes and decreases pet overpopulation. Covid-19 has impacted all aspects of our lives, including pet ownership. During this time we've seen an increase of pet owners in need of basic supplies. Our free Pet Food Pantry provides extra support to help dog and cat owners feed their pets.
- Assist with set up and clean of pet food pantry.
- Distribute pet food at the weekly pantry. Personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided, including gloves and hand sanitizer. Volunteers will be interacting with the public. The Pet Food Pantry is a drive-thru, so clients stay in their car.
Training & Support:
Requirements & Qualifications:
- Have compassion for diverse life experiences and clients undergoing challenging situations.
- At least 18 years of age.
- Commit to a regular weekly shift.
- Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
- Must be able to transport pet food and lift up to 45 pounds.
- Be courteous and welcoming to all clients, staff, and volunteers.
- Comply with guidelines outlined in the confidentiality agreement.
- Be comfortable answering questions and referring to staff for assistance when queries fall outside scope of knowledge.
- Desire to make a positive impact on the lives of pets and their people.
- Bilingual language skills in Spanish or Cantonese / Mandarin are not required, but highly desired.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About East Bay SPCA
8323 Baldwin Street, Oakland, CA 94621, US
The East Bay SPCA is committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in the communities we serve. We strive to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals.
The East Bay SPCA has been an innovator in animal welfare for over 125 years providing shelter, health care, and adoption services for unwanted animals since 1874. We are committed to finding homes for adoptable cats and dogs, providing affordable veterinary and spay/neuter services, and educating the public on responsible pet ownership. We are the oldest animal welfare organization in the East Bay and operate two animal shelters and three clinics, serving Alameda and Contra Costa counties.