We simply could not do what we do without the generous support of our volunteers! They are vital to our mission and to achieve our goal of ending euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals. We are always looking to add to our volunteer team! Do you have time to dedicate to our cause? All volunteers must be 18 years or older and must pass a Washington State Patrol background check (Please see our volunteer program information below for restrictions). We also ask a minimum commitment of six hours per month.
Northwest Spay & Neuter Center volunteer Christina gets extra snuggle time with Ninja Bob as one of the volunteer perks!
If you are interested in helping us reduce animal overpopulation, check out details about our Volunteer Program. Then simply download our Volunteer Application, Background Authorization and Volunteer Release, fill them out, then fax, email, or mail them back to us at:
- Northwest Spay & Neuter Center
- Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
- 6401 Pacific Ave.
- Tacoma, WA 98408
- Fax: (253) 292-3750
- Email: email@example.com
Our Volunteer Coordinator will get back to you regarding our next orientation session!
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- What is Northwest Spay & Neuter Center's mission statement?
- To promote and provide affordable, high-quality spay and neuter services for cats, dogs, and rabbits in an effort to stop the killing of animals due to overpopulation.
- Are you affiliated with The Humane Society?
- No. We share the goal of a country free of homeless pets with the Humane Society, and we perform spay and neuter surgeries for the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County, but we are not directly affiliated with them.
- Will you provide training for volunteers?
- Yes. We will provide training in all areas. Volunteers will move up in the tier system based on approval from our Volunteer Coordinator and clinic need. Volunteers may also choose to remain in their current position if preferred.
- When are your orientations?
- General volunteer orientation occurs quarterly (once every three months). Orientations for 2013 will be held at 11:00am on June 8th and October 5th. Please contact our volunteer coordinator to RSVP for an orientation, or if you are unable to attend one of our training dates.
- What can volunteers do to prepare for orientation?
- We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about our organization. The websites of Humane Alliance and Alley Cat Allies are also full of information related to what we do. You may also wish to write down questions to bring to orientation with you.
- What jobs and tasks can volunteers help with?
- There are a variety of areas we need volunteers in, including front office and kennel help. You may be responsible for anything from copying and opening supplies to kennel cleaning and doing paperwork. It all depends on what and how much you want to do. Rest assured any task you perform for us is essential to our daily operation, and we could not do what we do without the help of people like you. More specifics can be found on our Volunteer Program handout. Please be sure to dress appropriately for whichever area you choose to volunteer in!
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