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ORGANIZATION: Friends for Life

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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? Do you have a passion for cats? We have the perfect volunteer position for you!

Cat Docents are the newest volunteer position at Friends For Life. In this volunteer position, you will take visitors through the shelter on a guided tour, where visitors will be able to meet our cats, learn more about FFL, and ask any questions they may have along the way. In the cat rooms, you will make the visitors feel welcome while also encouraging them to go slow with the cats. This will be the time for you to do some brief intros about the cats and the rooms (pointing out which cats are fraidy, which are shy, etc), and answer any questions they may have.

Ideal candidates will need to learn the following items (we will train you!):

  • Answer common questions about our shelter
  • Understanding our No Kill model
  • Know our general shelter etiquette
  • Understand what being a "Forward Thinking Shelter" means.
  • Learn Cat body language & "choice" testing
  • Know our Adoption process
  • Understand our Shelter/Facility FAQ’s
  • Has an interest in growing a relationship with our cats in an effort to be a greater advocate for them, and is willing to learn more about working with the cats behaviorally.

Current hours:
Fri-Mon Noon-5PM (broken down in 2 shifts)

2 Shifts

  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
  • afternoon / 02:00 PM to 04:45 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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