College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medical Center

Client Assistance

VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION

Client Assistance Volunteer
 

RESPONSIBILITIES
In spring and summer a number of baby farm animals are born and need medical assistance. Neo-natal volunteers assist staff and vet students with simple care for patients and their mothers. They will sit with the neonates, monitor their functioning and report observations to staff.

HOURS:
Volunteers will provide coverage during weekday evenings and 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays. Each shift is four hours long and on an on-call basis. Weekday evening shifts are from 7-11pm, 11pm-3am, 3-7am; on weekends and holidays the shifts are 7-11pm, 11pm-3am, 3-7am, 7-11am, 11am-3pm, and 3-7pm.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be 18 years of age, up-to-date with tetanus and rabies series shots.
  • Must complete orientation; willing to commit to one shift a week for six months (including a one-month probation period).

VMC TRAINING
Initial training and ongoing in-service training is provided by staff supervisor, volunteer manager, and other staff.

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  • Last modified on May 30, 2013