Volunteer Opportunity

Community Cat Volunteer

On-site
Volunteer must be in or near Kings County, NY
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Published 1 month ago

Details at a Glance

Recurrence
Recurring

Description

Part time: Flexible with your schedule. Must live in the Flatbush (or surrounding - PLG, East Flatbush, Ditmas Park, Midwood) area.

In-person


Flatbush Cats is a TNR-focused 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to end the cat overpopulation crisis in Brooklyn.


Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that provides hands-on support to the cats in our care, working alongside like-minded community members?  


We are seeking a Community Cat Volunteer to help the feeding, cleaning and general upkeep of our holding space and cats. In this position, you will play a critical role in our Community Cat program. This program is designed to have the highest possible impact towards reducing the outdoor cat population. Here, you will support the feeding of the cats in our holding area (called: holding space) where we safely take care of cats and kittens who are in the process of TNR (trap-neuter-return) or need medical attention. 


ROLE DESCRIPTION

The Community Cat Volunteer plays a key role in our ability to reduce our outdoor cat population. We ask community cat volunteers to sign up for at least, two 1 hour shifts per month. The holding space is open for morning (7-8am) and evening (7-8pm) shifts with some other opportunities outside of these hours. 


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

  • Feeding and cleaning for cats in traps and crates within the holding space
  • Assisting general maintenance of the holding space
  • Equipment and supply upkeep and cleaning

NOTE: You must receive your TNR Certification BEFORE handling any traps and live in the Flatbush/Prospect Lefferts Garden/Ditmas Park area. We require TNR Certification before our orientation.


BENEFITS TO BEING A COMMUNITY CAT VOLUNTEER

Being a volunteer at Flatbush Cats will provide a fun and rewarding experience! Volunteers can enjoy the satisfaction of helping a mission driven organization by supporting an organization that rescues and cares for cats. Additionally, you will meet like-minded people and develop new skills. This is an opportunity to use your love for animals and people by helping us in our mission to reduce the outdoor cat population in Brooklyn. 


OUR COMMUNITY CAT PROGRAM OFFERS

  • Training - providing new volunteers with trainings at Flatbush Vet 
  • Project management - helping colony caretakers fix the cats on their block with hands-on mentorship
  • Resources - offering holding space, equipment, transport, and help with spay/neuter appointments


SKILLS/EXPERIENCE PREFERRED

Are you a Brooklyn resident and have familiarity or experience with… 

  • Cat care
  • Housekeeping
  • Trap-neuter-return (TNR) practices
  • Record keeping 
  • Time management
  • Collaboration


Then this is the perfect opportunity for you! 


We are looking for people who are passionate about cats, people, and have an ability to treat everyone with respect, compassion, and empathy. Training provided.


This role has no hourly requirement, and the time commitment can vary based on your schedule/if there are shifts available - flexible scheduling. 


If this sounds like you, please apply to join our growing, passionate team dedicated to saving the lives of animals in need. Thank you for considering joining Flatbush Cats in our mission to end the cat overpopulation crisis!


Flatbush Cats believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates are critical to our success in achieving our Mission and Vision. Our goal is to be a diverse organization that is representative, at all levels, of the community we serve. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy and postpartum, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


Please fill out the form below to apply!

Part time: Flexible with your schedule. Must live in the Flatbush (or surrounding - PLG, East Flatbush, Ditmas Park, Midwood) area.

In-person


Flatbush Cats is a TNR-focused 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to end the cat overpopulation crisis in Brooklyn…

Location

On-site
1460 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210, USA

How to Apply

The application should take 3-5 mins. For the program interested, please mark "Community Cat Program"

The application should take 3-5 mins. For the program interested, please mark "Community Cat Program"

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