July Volunteer Update
Scheduling: Jackie Allison and Mary Northrop
Volunteer Coordinator: Alicia Prater
Shelter Manager: Jan Nadeau
For the barbecue, there’s a volunteer sign-up sheet in the office on the cabinet door. If you can help, take a look at the options, otherwise just tell everyone you can! Tickets will be sold at the shelter the week before and at the barbecue ($12 for adults/$6 for children under 10). We also have a salad donation sign-up sheet. There can’t be enough salads!! Drop them off at the barbecue about 4 pm that day.
For the tent sale, we’ll be setting up under the tent all day Friday Aug 11. We’ll make sure there’s water and lunch, but we need to get the trailer(s) unloaded, the boxes unpacked, and the tables filled! Then on Saturday we’ll need people to help keep the tables organized, move furniture for shoppers, and keep the aisles clear, as well as pack up everything that’s left from 3 pm until done (about 5 pm when we have enough help!) Tell those responsible teenagers (16 years+) in your life who need community service hours! Vehicles we can pack with trash and free stuff to put out on the shelter lawn would also be helpful.
A lot of people are on vacation during the summer and our volunteers are no exception. If you are already volunteering with us and can add or help cover a shift, please let Jackie know so she and Mary can add you to the calendar. If you are one of the people going on vacation, be sure to let Jackie know as soon as you do so we can find someone to fill the shift. Also, if you know someone who’s been wanting to volunteer, now’s a good time for them to step in, especially if they can help on Sunday mornings. Volunteer applications are in the shelter office, why don’t you give them one?
Are you detail-oriented and organized? Are you interested in helping with paperwork at our spay/neuter clinics? These are held once a month on a Monday. The paperwork is done from intake until the start of surgery, usually 7:30 am to ~11:30 am. It involves helping pet owners with the surgical intake form, going over it and collecting payment, filling out spay and shot certificates, and helping with the animal identification tags. If you want to stay later in the day than that, there’s always cleaning and laundry to help with. Alicia is looking for at least one, possibly two, people who she can train on this job to help cover a clinic when we’re short-staffed. (Note: there are both dogs and cats at clinics, there may be physical interactions with both).
If you have any suggestions for cage tags that would be helpful, please let Alicia know. You can leave a note for her on the bulletin board in the office.
- If you haven’t provided updated emergency contact information, Alicia needs it (if you’ve started volunteering with us in the last year, we already have it!). Alicia and Jan tried to catch everyone in June but we probably missed a few. The forms are attached to the volunteer reference sheets behind the volunteer application folder on the front of the desk. You can place signed/updated sheets in Alicia’s intake/adoptions box behind Jackie’s desk.
- Tag SCAR on your social media! If you take photos or videos of shelter kitties or events, you can tag the shelter on your personal posts (or post them to the shelter’s FB page).
Thank you for all you do!