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.
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
Standing for periods on time with frequent bending, kneeling, stooping and reaching
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.
A minimum of 2 shifts per month for one year
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