July 12, 2015

Volunteer

FMAR is always looking for volunteers. We offer volunteer opportunities for:

  • Individuals who want to work with the animals,  help us out on the administrative end or offer their expertise to our organization
  • Corporations who want to implement a corporate volunteer program. FMAR would love to work with your corporation to set up a Annual Day of Giving or ongoing volunteer opportunities
  • Community Groups, such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts who want to do acts of service

To volunteer with FMAR, please download and complete Volunteer Liability Form, and bring to FMAR on first visit.

Have a question? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator: Sandy Seaton

(*Note: We ask that volunteers can commit to a minimum of 2 hours per week)


Volunteer Opportunities

Dog Kennel Technician Volunteer

Responsibilities:

  • Clean and sanitize inside and outside kennels as directed and trained
  • Feeding and watering the dogs as trained
  • Washing, sanitizing, drying and storing kennel dishes as trained
  • Replace bedding materials as needed
  • Look for signs of distress/illness in the animals

Qualifications:

  • 18 years old or accompanied by a parent/guardian
  • Willingness to get dirty
  • Past and/or present dog ownership is helpful, but not required
  • Must have patience with over active canines
  • Must be able to handle large active canines

Responsible to:

Volunteer Coordinator and Kennel Technician Trainer.

Training Provided:

Trained volunteers/personnel will give a minimum of 2 hours of training.  Training will consist of both verbal and hands on training. Upon completion of training the trainee will be responsible for following up and asking questions.


Dog Walker

Responsibilities:

  • Remove dog from kennel with the least distress to other canines
  • Provide an ample supply of water before, during, and after training
  • Positive rewarding of good behavior
  • Socialization of the canines, including brushing and fun time
  • Look for signs of distress/illness in the animals

Importance of Position:

To teach canines how to walk comfortably on a leash. To give dogs basic training in sit, down, stay and off commands so they will become more desirable for prospective adopting families.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years old
  • Willingness to get dirty
  • Past and/or present dog ownership desired
  • Must have patience with over active canines
  • Must be able to handle large and/or untrained canines

Responsible to:

Volunteer Coordinator and chosen FMAR Dog Trainer

Training Provided:

Trained volunteers/personnel will give a minimum of 1 hour of training.  Training will consist of both verbal and hands on training.  Upon completion of training the trainee will be responsible for following up and asking questions.


Cat Kennel Technician Volunteer

Responsibilities:

  • Clean and sanitize kennels as directed and trained.
  • Feeding and watering the cats/kittens as trained.
  • Washing, sanitizing, drying and storing kennel dishes and your hands as trained.
  • Replace bedding materials as needed.
  • Look for signs of distress/illness in the animals.

Importance of Position:

To keep cats comfortable and give them a healthy and safe environment.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years old
  • Willingness to get dirty
  • Past and/or present cat ownership desired
  • Must have patience with scared, overactive and inquisitive felines
  • Must be able to handle 5-8 felines in one kennel

Responsible to:

Volunteer coordinator and kennel technician trainer.

Training Provided:

Trained volunteers/personnel will give a minimum of 2 hours of training.  Training will consist of both verbal and hands on training. Upon completion of training the trainee will be responsible for following up and asking questions.

After completion of training the trainer will watch the trainee complete a minimum of 2 more “hands on” sessions before leaving trainee to work on his or her own.