Hospital Discharge Volunteer
(Georgian Triangle Humane Society)
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Position ID: V-CWD0050
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2022
Last Full Update: 12 Apr 2022
Opportunity Details: Hospital Discharge Volunteer
|Contact||Adrienne Thorp, Volunteer Coordinator, Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS); Phone: 705-445-5204 ext 230; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||The GTHS Animal Hospital contains an Operating Room, Treatment Room, Examination Room, Pharmacy, X-Ray Room and a Hospital Intake / Recovery Area, and provides spay/neuter surgeries for over 1500 homeless pets annually. Having an onsite hospital ensures animals receive timely, thorough and comprehensive care, saves dozens of daily phone calls, reduces trips back and forth to veterinary clinics, dramatically decreases the stress on the GTHS animals, and leads to the additional benefit of earlier adoption availability; so these animals find their forever home quickly.
The Hospital Discharge Volunteer is responsible for discharging animals to the public after their Hospital appointment / surgery, create kennel tags and preparing for the next day's appointments and overseeing the cleanliness of the small Hospital Intake Room.
|More Info Link||https://www.gths.ca/volunteering/hospital-discharge-volunteer/|
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours||No|
|Areas of Interest||Animal Services ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Customer / Sales Services|
|Skills/Experience||Accounting & Finance - Basic math skills for calculating cost of services is helpful ; Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training - If training a new volunteer ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work|
|Commitment Length||Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; A commitment of 6 months is required for al volunteer positions at the GTHS, unless otherwise posted. Shift hours: 2.30-4pm|
|Interaction Level||Small Group ; Interacting with other Hospital Volunteers and GTHS staff, as well as with members of the public when collecting their pets after surgery|
|Accessibility||Not Accessible - Whilst our entrance, foyer and washrooms are accessible, unfortunately the areas our volunteers work in are not ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door|
|Number of Positions||Collingwood
2 individual(s) needed in total.
At time of posting, there is a vacancy for Tuesday and Thursday, our website is updated live to reflect filled / new vacancies: https://www.gths.ca/volunteer/ Please also download & submit an application form available via this link.
|Training||Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Shadowing/working alongside an experience volunteer ; The GTHS onboarding process must be completed prior to training/first shift - this is currently taking place virtually, by email.|
|Transportation||Near public transit ; Car required|
|Additional Requirements||<Physical demands of the position include bending, kneeling and carrying cats in carriers with a potential maximum weight of 7.6kg / 16.75lb|
|Start Date||On or after 19 Apr 2022|