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FFL Greeter

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ORGANIZATION: Friends for Life

  • 8 people are interested

At Friends For Life, every animal matters. Founded in 2002, Friends For Life introduced the no-kill shelter model to Houston - saving animals regardless of their breed, age or condition.

Houston-grown, we’re here to help our neighbors care for the pets they love.

We’re not finished until every animal has a safe home. Until then, we’ll be innovating, improving and tracking results to find the most effective ways to save lives.

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Do you love talking with people and have great communication/listening skills? We have the perfect volunteer position for you!

The Greeter will welcome people to the shelter, ask them what they need, and then provide basic details about adopting (including our adoption process), fostering, volunteering, or donating (depending on what the visitors has stopped in for). We created an outline of talking points with all these basics covered to keep it simple. Greeters will be equipped to cover the most basic, high-level version of this information so they can get visitors to the right place efficiently.

Current hours:
Open 6 days a week (closed Tuesdays)

2 Shifts

  • afternoon / 11:00 AM to 01:30 PM
  • afternoon / 01:30 PM to 04:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Friends for Life

Location:

107 E. 22nd Street, Houston, TX 77008, US

Mission Statement

At Friends For Life, every animal matters. Founded in 2002, Friends For Life introduced the no-kill shelter model to Houston - saving animals regardless of their breed, age or condition. Houston-grown, we’re here to help our neighbors care for the pets they love. We’re not finished until every animal has a safe home. Until then, we’ll be innovating, improving and tracking results to find the most effective ways to save lives. Our programs include rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, humane education and animal food/supply support.

Description

Friends For Life Programs

Adoption
75% of the hundreds of animals we have placed were classified by other area shelters as "unadoptable." Reasons other shelters would have ended their lives included: weighing less than 2 lbs, being over 7 years old, being injured, having treatable medical conditions or just being a member of certain breeds. Adoptable is what we, as a community, say it is. We have the power to redefine adoptable right now. Through our proactive placement programs, we redefine adoptable everyday.

Rescue and Rehabilitation
Friends For Life accepts animals of all breeds, all ages and in all health situations. No life is disposable. We routinely accept, rehabilitate, medically treat and adopt into loving homes, animals on whom other groups have given up.

Pet Retention
Keeping animals in good homes is a priority in building a no kill community. Friends For Life counselors provide advice on behavior, training and other concerns to help frustrated animal guardians change a difficult situation to make an animal a positive family member. In addition, we offer an animal food and supply bank to provide assistance to those who find themselves in temporarily difficult circumstances.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Animals

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

107 E. 22nd StreetHouston, TX 77008

(29.80629,-95.39866)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 shifts per month.

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