Spay and Neuter Kansas City | Families Better Together™

Volunteer

Volunteer. Support. Empower.

Spay and Neuter Kansas City and Families Better Together™
are accepting new volunteers!

Do you want to join our efforts promoting spay/neuter and preventative pet health services and information, empowering pet owners, and supporting our community? Volunteers are a vital part of our organization! We depend on the help of our volunteers to help us meet our goals and demands for our high-volume clinics as well as our community needs. The efforts of our Volunteer Team allow our organization to reach thousands of pets and their families each and every year!

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Our Volunteer Program offers a variety of volunteer opportunities with areas for personal growth, developing and strengthening new skills, and continuing education.

Volunteer Qualifications

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Group and episodic volunteer criteria differs

  • All potential volunteers must complete a volunteer application as well as pass a background check before an invitation to Volunteer Orientation is extended.
  • All volunteers are required to attend the agency orientation.
  • All volunteers are required to support the values and mission of Spay and Neuter Kansas City and Families Better Together™.
  • All volunteers must have access to a computer and a valid email address.
  • All volunteers must be 14 years of age or older*
    • *Volunteers whom are 14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during all volunteer activities. Both the volunteer and the parent or legal guardian must complete a volunteer application and attend an agency orientation.
    • *Volunteers age 15-17 years of age must obtain parental consent to participate in volunteer activities
  • All volunteers must commit to a minimum of 6 service hours monthly.
  • We currently do not accept volunteers required to perform court ordered community service for violent offenses.

Volunteer Benefits

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  • Discounted flea and heartworm preventative*
  • Discounted vaccination services for personal animals*
  • Discounted spay/neuter services for personal animals*
  • One complimentary Spay and Neuter Kansas City Volunteer shirt*
  • Invites to and recognition at special Spay and Neuter Kansas City events
  • Continuing Education classes and opportunities
  • The opportunity to help thousands of animals and their families within our community!
  • * These benefits are only available after completion of set number of volunteer hours.

Volunteer Obligations

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  • Volunteers must handle all animals with compassion and care. Volunteers under the age of 18 are not authorized to and will not be allowed to touch or handle any animals.
  • Volunteers must be punctual, accountable, and reliable for all volunteer assignments and volunteer shifts.
  • Volunteers must be able to understand the mission and message of Spay and Neuter Kansas City and Families Better Together™
  • Volunteers must be able to accurately and positively represent SNKC and FBT policies and positions  to the public
  • Volunteers must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of people without judgment or negativity

Volunteer Training

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  • A general Volunteer Program Orientation session with our staff is required for ALL potential new volunteers.
  • Preventative pet health – volunteers will be educated about common preventable canine and feline diseases and basic vaccination and preventative requirements, and will be expected to retain basic concepts on this topic before progressing to specific training in areas of interest. This basic and useful knowledge is key for functioning as a competent volunteer in our organization.
  • Volunteers will be trained in our SNKC Wellness Care Clinic to better understand the services offered at Spay and Neuter Kansas City as well as to develop a better understanding of feline and canine vaccination schedules.
  • Volunteers will be trained in Resource Maintenance to create a greater understanding for clinic needs and to train volunteers for clinic preparation.
  • Additional specific training will be given in areas of interest, e.g. administration, dog/cat recovery, canvassing, TNR, transport, surgical operative support, community outreach. This may take the form of one-on-one “on the job” training.
  • Computer system training – more than one session may be required.
  • On-site and/or off-site training will be provided for off-site volunteer opportunities.

Group Opportunities Available!

Are you or your organization or business looking for group volunteer opportunities?  We have plenty of opportunities for groups of all sizes. Please contact volunteer@snkc.net for group inquiries and more information.

SNKC Volunteer Opportunities

See some ways that our volunteers help contribute to the success of Spay and Neuter Kansas City and make long term positive impacts in the community and animal welfare.

 

Volunteer Opportunities