Volunteer Year-Round

The Sacramento Area Animal Coalition (SAAC) currently has the following volunteer opportunities:

Spay/Neuter Voucher Volunteers

We’re looking for volunteers to retrieve messages left on SAAC’s spay/neuter hotline, call clients back, answer questions as necessary, and fill out online applications on clients’ behalf. This would require a commitment of approximately one week every four to six weeks. Volunteers can work from their own homes and must have a phone, computer and Internet access.

Responsibilities:

• Return messages left on SAAC’s spay/neuter hotline from low-income pet owners in need of vouchers.

• Call back clients and obtain necessary information to fill out online application on their behalf.

• Provide voucher recipients with appointment scheduling information.

• Make follow-up phone calls to ensure that vouchers were used.

Requirements:

Volunteers will work from home and must have the ability to use the telephone and have access to a computer with an Internet connection. They must be willing to devote 8 to 10 hours per week for a one week period, rotating every four to six weeks.

The volunteer hours are flexible. The ability to make phone calls in the evening is preferred. Volunteers must have good telephone and communication skills and a desire to help animals in their community. Some knowledge of basic veterinary terms is a plus. A secondary language such as Spanish or Russian is also a plus.

Training will be provided via telephone for Voucher Program volunteers. If this sounds like a volunteer job you would enjoy, please send an e-mail to volunteer@sacanimal.org.

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Other Volunteer Opportunities

The following organizations offer volunteer opportunities that may involve hands-on animal care:

City of Sacramento Animal Care Services
2127 Front Street (916) 808-8166

Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation
4290 Bradshaw Road (916) 875-5848

Sacramento SPCA
6201 Florin-Perkins Road (916) 383-7387

Yolo County SPCA
(530) 304-2041

Friends of Placer County Animal Shelters

Placer SPCA
150 Corporation Yard Road, Roseville (916) 782-7722

 

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