Cleaning Shift Information
Are you a stay at home parent looking for an activity to fill the time when the kids return to school? Or maybe you're newly retired or work from home and looking for an activity to keep things interesting. We can help! Well, actually the cats can. We're in need of volunteers to help in our cleaning shifts 7 days a week. The cats know they run this place and they keep us on our toes, so we rely on our twice daily shifts of cleaners to keep the shelter clean and the cats happy. The downside: cleaning. The upside: you get to know the cats and make friends.
Here's a breakdown of what the volunteers on these shifts do.
Morning shift: 7 days a week, 3-5 people scheduled, arrive by 9 am (8:30 at the earliest), generally done by 11 am though it can take until noon if the shelter is at capacity or someone doesn't show up (which is why it's important to show up when scheduled - it falls to the other volunteers' shoulders)
Shared duties include stripping the cages and disinfecting them, emptying and scrubbing the litter boxes, changing out bowls and bedding, giving the cats fresh water, sweeping and mopping the floors, pulling the trash if necessary, starting dishes and laundry; possibly vacuuming the office and tidying up the laundry room/bathroom.
Afternoon shift: Mon-Sat, 2-3 people scheduled, 2:30~4:00 pm (can start as early as 2 pm)
Duties include feeding and watering the cats, scooping litter boxes, sweeping the floor, and putting the cats in for the night; folding and putting away laundry and putting away dishes may also be needed if it wasn't done earlier in the day.
Swing shift: This is a new shift we're looking to add in order to help Jackie in the office. This would involve doing dishes and laundry, ~12:30-done, so Jackie can be free to answer the phone and deal with visitors. This shift isn't listed specifically on our volunteer application, but it is something we need help with.
If you think you can commit to one shift a week (or more!), you can download and print our volunteer application here.