985 Bay Street
Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: 585-288-0600
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Volunteers

RCAC relies on volunteer help and is currently seeking people to assist during specific shifts. Volunteer orientation sessions are scheduled monthly for interested volunteers. Please take a look at the information below and contact the clinic by phone (585-288-0600) or email (rochestercommunityanimalclinic@yahoo.com) if you have questions or would like to sign up for our next orientation.

Volunteers are needed for each of three different shifts on TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, and FRIDAYS:

DSCN2106MORNING SHIFT (7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.) – Volunteers for this shift need to be at the Clinic between 7:15-7:30 a.m., and can stay as long as they are able to (hopefully around one-and-a-half to two hours). They will help by setting-up the check-in desk, handing out admissions paperwork, checking-in patients, moving cats into feline holding area, making reminder phone calls, filing and putting together patient charts, etc.
***Ideally, volunteers for this shift are friendly, professional, and comfortable speaking with people both in person and over the telephone.

MID SHIFT (11:00 a.m. – ???) – Volunteers for this shift may arrive at the clinic anytime in the mid- to late-morning and can stay as long as they are able (hopefully at least two hours). They will help by inputting surgery invoices, preparing surgery and vaccine certificates, setting-up new surgery appointments, answering phone calls, filing and putting together patient charts, etc.
***Ideally, volunteers for this shift will be detail-oriented and either computer proficient and/or a quick learner on the computer.

DSCN2126AFTERNOON SHIFT (1:00 p.m. – ???) – Volunteers for this shift may arrive at the clinic anytime around noon and can stay as long as they are able (hopefully at least two-three hours). They will help by cleaning surgery instruments, resetting surgery packs, preparing surgical gowns and drapes, starting surgery laundry, and cleaning cages as patients are discharged, etc.
***Ideally, volunteers for this shift will be detail-oriented and eager to multi-task.

Volunteer Opportunities