Volunteer Positions

Small Animal Friend

AVAILABILITY: Monday-Friday 12pm-6pm
TIME COMMITMENT: One weekly two hour shift.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Small Animal Friend Volunteers will provide enrichment to the Adoption Center's adoptable small animals (i.e. gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs). Such activities will comfort the small animals as they wait for a new home. Small Animal Friend Volunteers also introduce adopters to the animals, provide education about the proper care required, provide adequate enrichment and help guide visitors in choosing the best small companion for their home and family. Volunteers are responsible for removing the animal from its cage, maintaining control over the animal, and putting the animal back in its cage.
checkmarkThis position has a high level of animal contact, experience with rabbits and small animals is a must-(preference given to small animal owners)!
checkmarkVolunteers must be able to practice safe animal handling.
checkmarkEducate visitors on small animal care and assist potential adopters in visiting with animals.
checkmarkThis job requires repetitious bending and lifting.
checkmarkAbility to work independently or with another volunteer/staff member.
TRAINING REQUIRED: All volunteers must attend a two hour volunteer orientation before starting their position. The orientation covers each of the volunteer positions at the MSPCA Adoption Center in detail, and explains the overall objectives of the MSPCA as an organization. After completing the initial volunteer orientation we will schedule your initial volunteer training shift where you will be paired with an experienced volunteer to help show you the ropes. Additional training is offered, but not mandatory.

Complete an online application for this position.