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Animal Protective League Spay/Neuter Clinic Volunteers

9/3/2013  8:00 am

Contact Name

Sarah Moore

 

Organization Address

1001 Taintor Road
Springfield, IL 62702

 

Contact Phone

(217) 544-7387

 

Contact Email

smoore@apl-shelter.org

 

Description of the Mission

The Clinic performs an average of 52 surgeries a day and is an essential function of the organization. Cats and dogs come to the clinic from local pet owners and from other central Illinois shelters and rescues. Volunteers are essential to the clinic’s performance, providing invaluable assistance to our two surgical veterinarians and five veterinary assistants.

 

Brief Description of Volunteer Duties

The Spay-Neuter Clinic looks for quick learning, energetic and dependable volunteers who are comfortable working around animals in a surgical environment.  Volunteers need to have good customer service skills and work well with a team, be able to follow verbal instructions accurately, and be able to read and write. 

Duties in this position are to help with washing and folding laundry, scrubbing and sterilizing instruments, tubes and masks, making and sterilizing surgical packs and assisting in moving animals from recovery back to their cages. Volunteers must be able to bend, kneel and stand for a reasonable amount of time and must be able to lift 30 lbs unassisted.

 

Time Commitment of the Position

The Spay/Neuter Clinic is open M – F. Volunteer hours are from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one shift per week for a minimum of 4 hours per shift (i.e. Tuesdays from 8:30 – 12:30)

 

Do You Have to be at Least 18?

Yes.

 

Do You Have to Have a Background Check?

No.