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Spay/Neuter Incentive Program Assistant Check-in

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Blue Ridge Humane Society

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Position Title: SNIP Assistant Animal Loading Volunteer
Department: Community Programs: Spay Neuter Incentive Program
Reports to: Blue Ridge Humane Society SNIP Coordinator, Community Programs Manager, and Volunteer Coordinator

Location: Henderson County Animal Services

Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday times vary depending on the Surgery Schedule, Starting anywhere from 6:45-8:45 am each shift lasting approximately 1 hour.

POSITION SUMMARY- Purpose of position and relevance to BRHS mission

SNIP (Spay Neuter Incentive Program) Assistant Volunteers are responsible for assisting the SNIP Coordinator with various aspects of SNIP. SNIP provides spay/neuter surgery to any animal belonging to an owner who resides in Henderson County. The cost of surgery is $10 to the owner. This fee includes a rabies vaccination if the animal is in need of one. This position assists with the check-in, loading of animals scheduled for surgery, and transport of animals to and from the ASNA surgery center. This position supports the mission of BRHS by allowing us to most effectively and safely provide services to animals in our community to ensure the highest quality of life.


Including but not limited to:

  • Commit to a regular SNIP volunteer shift and inform the Volunteer Coordinator and SNIP Coordinator if you are unable to make a shift.
  • Show up on time for your shift on the date of your scheduled shift.
  • Assist with set-up before animal drop off including moving carriers and setting up tables.
  • Putting collars on dogs and ensuring the correct label is on the kennel or carrier.
  • Getting animals secured in kennels inside.
  • Loading and unloading animals into and out of the transport van using appropriate SOP.
  • *Not happening now but may resume depending on COVID protocols * Drive (in the passenger seat) with SNIP Coordinator to ASNA for animal drop-off and pick-up.
  • Notify staff or any unusual or dangerous activity that occurs throughout the shift.
  • Work cooperatively with all Blue Ridge Humane society staff and partnering staff; report any concerns with staff to the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Represents BRHS in a professional manner at all times in appearance, demeanor.
  • Communicate effectively with Volunteer Coordinator, staff, and volunteers and help maintain a positive work environment.
  • Maintain a judgement free attitude. Many different people access our services for a variety of reasons; a key tenant of the SNIP program is to reserve judgment of anyone coming to us for assistance. Regardless of their situation, we are able to assist their animal by providing it with a variety of medical services that can keep it happy, healthy, and in its home with its loving family for many years to come.
  • At the completion of your shift, accurately report hours in the Volunteer Information Center online.
  • Comply with all up-to-date COVID-19 policies and procedures.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Maintain a humane attitude at all times towards the animals in our care; must be knowledgeable of proper animal handling.
  • Must have completed general orientation or Virtual Volunteer Information Session.
  • Must have completed the online Fear Free Shelter Program.
  • Must have completed online intake and admission training.
  • Ability to use online databases and a laptop or iPad, or ability to learn technology skills.
  • Ability to function as part of a team and work with fellow volunteers, BRHS staff, and partner staff.
  • Possess good judgement when dealing with the public and animals.
  • Understands the difference between Blue Ridge Humane Society and Henderson County Animal Services.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects up to 50 pounds when needed in assistance with another staff or volunteer.
  • Volunteers must be 17 or older.
  • Must love animals AND people!

We envision an environment in which everyone...

  • Realizes and respects that we are all working toward the same goal to help and better the lives of animals in our care.
  • Communicates expectations clearly and respectfully.
  • Listens with tolerance.
  • Considers the priorities, time and responsibilities of everyone.
  • Respects the perspectives, feelings, passions and opinions of others.
  • Appreciates that strengths and skills are diverse and needed.
  • Commits and follows-through with their promises.
  • Commits to integration of goals and objectives to support the mission of Blue Ridge Humane Society.

1 Shift

  • morning / 06:45 AM to 08:45 AM
    Shifts are between 6:45-8:45 am each shift lasting approximately 1 hour.

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About Blue Ridge Humane Society


88 Centipede Lane, HENDERSONVLLE, NC 28792, US

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of life for animals in Henderson County and our neighboring communities through adoption, outreach, and education.


The Blue Ridge Humane Society offers a variety of volunteer opportunities from assisting in our Adoption Center, Thrift Store, and with Community Programs! If you are a dog or cat lover, we are looking for driven individuals who are believe in ensuring the highest quality of life for animals in Henderson County. There are so many pieces that go into fulfilling our mission from adoption, prevention, and education and we need volunteers throughout every step of the way!



We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


828 Stony Mountain RoadHendersonville, NC 28791



  • Veterinary
  • Customer Service
  • Program Management
  • Animal Care / Handling




  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Same shift each week
  • Complete a volunteer information session prior to getting started. This position requires animal handling training and a volunteer interview.

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