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The Maryland SPCA Adoption Center will be CLOSED today, Monday, August 19, 2019.

The shelter will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, August 20 for regular business hours.

Spay/neuter volunteers play a crucial role in providing high-volume spay/neuter surgery to thousands of pets every year. With the support of the Spay/Neuter Team, volunteers will provide assist with surgery preparation tasks in the clinic.

Available Shifts

We are currently recruiting for spay/neuter volunteers who are available during the following timeframes:

  • Sundays through Fridays from:
    • 8 – 10 a.m.
    • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • 12 – 2 p.m.
    • 2 – 4 p.m.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Clean and sterilize surgical instruments
  • Wrap surgical packs for cat and dog surgeries and sterilize in the autoclave
  • Cut and fold surgical drapes
  • Prepare vaccinations for administering by veterinarians and vet technicians
  • Assist with daily clinic needs such as cleaning cages, stocking supplies and doing laundry
  • Assist with closing duties such as sweeping and mopping

Physical Demands

  • Standing for periods on time with frequent bending, kneeling, stooping and reaching

Volunteering Environment

  • Volunteering is performed in an active surgical clinic
  • Volunteers can be exposed to strong smells, animal waste, and potentially hazardous conditions, including the risk of animal bites
  • Volunteers will be exposed to blood and tissue and will perform volunteer duties within sight of active surgery
  • Volunteers will be exposed to needles, but will have no part in administering vaccinations
  • Volunteers are required to wear pants, closed toe shoes, and shirts with sleeves at all time. A volunteer t-shirt will be provided after 10 hours of service.

Commitment

  • A minimum of 2 shifts per month for one year