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Cat Cuddler

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ORGANIZATION: Blue Ridge Humane Society

POSITION SUMMARY- Purpose of position and relevance to BRHS mission
Our Cat Cuddler volunteers work directly with the cats in our care at the Adoption Center to provide socialization, cuddling, training, and whatever else they need during their stay with us. A shelter environment can be a very stressful place for cats. Our Cat Cuddler volunteers will help us provide a high quality of life and reduce stress in cats while they are on site with us and make a huge difference in these animals’ lives while they await adoption. They will also help to provide detailed behavior information to assist in successful adoptions for these animals. Cat Cuddler volunteers will also assist with other tasks such as cleaning litter boxes, dishes, washing cages, and other tasks as needed to assist with providing high quality care for animals on site.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Including but not limited to:
* Volunteers are required to either commit to a desired day of the week to regularly be available during that time or select the flexible scheduling option and sign themselves up for a shift at least 24 hours in advance, understanding that regular availability gets priority of shifts.
* Arrive on-time at the Adoption Center for their shift and let the Volunteer Coordinator know if you will not be at your shift or arriving late.
* Spend time with the cats that are "Volunteer Approved" by checking the white boards on site. Do not work with any animals that are not "Volunteer Approved" unless indicated by Adoption Center staff.
* Use appropriate cat handling techniques.
* Follow all updated protocols and procedures for animal care.
* Socialize and train the cats based on information provided by Adoption Center staff in ShelterLuv.
* Check whiteboard in Volunteer Nook for other tasks that need to be completed, such as laundry, cleaning, enrichment, etc.
* Actively work to reduce, not increase, the stress of the cats.
* Use cat toys appropriately, making sure not to use the same toys with different animals.
Updated: (Most recent update date)
* Notify Adoption Center staff if anything unusual or dangerous happens throughout your shift
* Report any bites or scratches immediately to Adoption Center staff
* Create detailed and objective behavior notes on the cats that you spend time with and submit them to Volunteer Coordinator.
* Work cooperatively with all Adoption Center staff and partnering staff to safely interact with animals; report any concerns with staff to the Volunteer Coordinator.
* Represent BRHS in a professional manner at all times in appearance, demeanor.
* Communicate effectively with the Volunteer Coordinator, staff, and volunteers and help maintain a positive work environment.
* Clock in and out for your shift using the Volunteer Information Center or at the completion of your shift, accurately report hours to the Volunteer Coordinator or in the Volunteer Information Center online.
* Comply with all up-to-date COVID-19 policies and procedures.

6 Shifts

  • morning / 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    Wednesday-Saturday, desired day chosen during onboarding.
  • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Wednesday-Saturday, desired day chosen during onboarding
  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
    Friday and Saturday, desired day chosen during onboarding
  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 03:30 PM
    Wednesday and Thursday, desired day chosen during onboarding
  • 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
    Friday and Saturday, desired day chosen during onboarding
  • 03:30 PM to 06:00 PM
    Wednesday and Thursday, desired day chosen during onboarding
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Blue Ridge Humane Society

Location:

88 Centipede Lane, HENDERSONVILLE, 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.

Description

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!

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Animals

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 6 shifts

WHERE

88 Centipede LaneHendersonvilleHendersonville, NC 28792

(35.39571,-82.33472)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • We request one consistent weekly shift.
  • Volunteers aged 16 and 17 will need a parent or guardian present during onboarding and volunteering.

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