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Volunteer Opportunities

 

WEEKLY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS


 

Morning Animal Caretaker

  • We have multiple morning shifts throughout the week

  • They are typically between 9 am and noon depending on the time of year

  • This shift usually lasts about three hours

  • May involve prepping and feeding the morning ration for the majority of our rescues

  • Refreshing or replacing their water containers

  • Cleaning dishes and enclosures

  • Socializing or enrichment

  • Assisting staff with projects if/ as needed

Evening Animal Caretaker

  • We have multiple evening shifts throughout the week

  • Typically between 4 and 8 pm depending on the time of year 

  • This shift typically lasts about three hours

  • May involve prepping and feeding the evening ration for the majority of our rescues

  • Refreshing or replacing their water containers

  • Cleaning dishes and enclosures

  • Socializing or enrichment

  • Assisting staff with projects if/ as needed

 

BI-MONTHLY OR MONTHLY VOLUNTEERS

  • Morning or evening shift 

  • This shift typically lasts between three to four hours

  • May involve cleaning, organizing, possible construction, and socializing with rescues

SINGLE EVENT VOLUNTEERS

  • Date and time will be listed on the initial announcement

  • This shift typically lasts between two to four hours depending on the event if on-site. Off-site events will vary.

  • On-site events may involve cleaning, organizing, possible construction, and socializing with rescues. Off--site events will vary. 



REQUIREMENTS

  • Be able to commit to the shift(s) you signed up for (excluding holidays, emergencies, severe weather, etc.)

  • Minimum commitment of four months*

  • You must be 18 years or older to volunteer 

  • In special circumstances, we do allow someone between 13 and 17 years old to volunteer as long as they are accompanied by their guardian that is 18 or older**

  • Sign a liability waiver in person

  • Be able to lift up to 30 to 50 pounds (exceptions for medical reasons, health issues, etc.)

  • Be able to withstand working outdoors for a few hours throughout the year in the rain, heat, and cold

  • Join our Slack TTAS Volunteer group to communicate with staff and volunteers*

  • Thoroughly read our volunteer manual and agree to our policies*

  • Care for the animals in a gentle, compassionate, and respectful manner  

 


PROCESS

  • In-person interview*

  • Participate in training before volunteering unsupervised

  • One month probationary period*

  • Continue to participate in training and attend workshops as needed*



RULES

Our volunteers are

  • Not allowed to feed any additional food items to the rescues as this can lead to severe health issues

  • Are allowed to take pictures and videos after their shift is completed following our media policy and guidelines

  • Are mindful of our rescues' demeanors, sizes, strengths, and current moods 

  • Must have permission to be on the property at any time other than their weekly shift(s)

*FOR REOCCURRING VOLUNTEERS ONLY

**WE DO ALLOW YOUNGER (10 AND OLDER) VOLUNTEERS FOR OUR ONE TIME EVENTS IF PRESENT WITH THEIR GUARDIAN

SIGNUP FORM

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