SCAR is an all-volunteer organization. From the Board members to our cleaners and office staff, we care for hundreds of cats a year by relying on everyone to follow through with what they've offered to help with. But we can only accomplish this by having enough people to ensure noone gets overwhelmed. We are currently under-staffed and our current volunteers are feeling the strain. Do you have a day with a consistent few hours to offer each week? Yes?! Then the cats need you!
We are in need of volunteers willing to:
- Take on ~2 hours per week (or more) in the afternoons to do the feeding shifts. You would be needed from 2 pm – 4 pm (approximately). The shift involves feeding, watering, and scooping litter boxes, as well as sweeping the cat rooms’ floors and potentially putting away dishes and laundry. Which days are open will vary based on response. Fill out a volunteer application with your availability and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch.
- Join the morning cleaning shifts. The ‘morning scrub’ starts between 8:30 and 9:00 am and goes until done (usually by 11 am or so depending on the number of volunteers and cats). The shift includes a full disinfecting of the cages, cleaning litter boxes, switching out bowls (including freshening the water), laundry, and cleaning the floors. We have a few days that need an extra person or two through the summer, but someone who is in Littleton (or near) and could be called in if a volunteer has an emergency and can’t make it would also be helpful. Fill out a volunteer application with your availability and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch.
- Help manage the office. Jackie is often busy dealing with adopters and needs a second set of hands to answer the phone, help with clinic scheduling, manage the office supplies, and ensure the paperwork is together for the person who does the data entry for cat records. The time and days could vary. Fill out a volunteer application with your availability and interest and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch.
- Help with dishes and laundry. The dishwasher finishes in between the cleaning and feeding shifts and the laundry involves switching a few loads over during the late morning and early afternoon. 11 am – 1 pm is a swing shift that would help out greatly. Fill out a volunteer application with your interest and availability and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch.
- Help with clinic paperwork. Interested in veterinary sciences? Spay/neuter? Or maybe you just want to help and don’t mind being up early one Monday a month? Our spay/neuter clinics involve a lot of paperwork, from the surgical and information forms when an animal is dropped off after 7:30 am to the certificates and after care instructions pet parents receive when they pick up after 4 pm. Two people are generally in charge of the paperwork and we like to rotate so the same two volunteers aren’t doing the whole day every month. If you’d like to observe the next clinic and learn how this works so you can decide if you want to be added to the rotation (whether you’re a current volunteer or not), send Alicia an email at email@example.com or fill out a volunteer application with your interest.
- Take over the morning feeding. Current (long-time) volunteers are needed to step up and do the morning feeding and medications before the morning cleaning shift arrives (it generally takes ~30 min once you have it down). We know it’s a lot of responsibility (the cats depend on this being done accurately and thoroughly for their health) but it can be shared and days/weeks alternated. Speak with Jan if this is something you are interested in helping with.