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In-Demand Roles for Volunteers
  • Event Assistance: Helping to set-up, breakdown, and assist with adoption events

  • Fosters: Learn more about fostering with us

  • Runners: Taking cats to/from vets and events, etc.

Volunteers Must:
  • Be at least 18 years of age or have a signed parental release

  • Read and sign the volunteer application

  • Pass an interview and potential background check (this may be talking with your vet) depending on the volunteer role

  • Read and sign the Volunteer Waiver (See below)

  • Be able and willing to learn as you go and/or complete training depending on the volunteer role

  • Be able to volunteer independently

  • Commit to volunteering once a week for the first 3 months 

  • Volunteer service through the volunteer program CANNOT be court-ordered

Essential Skills and Capabilities: 
  • Able to work independently but willingness to work as part of a team

  • Comfortable speaking to the public

  • Maintain professional appearance and positive energy when volunteering

  • Have average vision (you must be able to see the body language of an animal for safety)

  • Take instructions and follow safety protocols

  • Work with cleaning chemicals

  • Meet the basic physical requirements for volunteers.

  • Commitment to the SKCSR mission and the volunteer program mission

  • Standing unassisted for long periods of time.

  • Walk distances unassisted

  • Reliable mode of transportation or arrangements with someone(s) that will fill the role of runner

  • Bend, kneel, crouch unassisted

  • Use both hands simultaneously

  • Lift, carry and move at least 25 lbs. independently

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