Medical Screening Volunteer, Indianapolis, IN - August 7, 2012
I mostly perform cleaning duties during the three hours I volunteer there. The non-cleaning duties I do every week is refilling the bottles that carry doxycycline, cleaning and setting up cages, carry the animals to their cages, weighing the animals, and bathing the dogs. Most of the stuff I do there was the stuff I was taught at J. Everett Light Career Center back before I began volunteering. What I specifically learned at the Humane Society was cleaning and feeding the guinea pigs and cockatiel, refilling the doxycycline, and setting up cages. I love to work with the staff in the area I volunteer at. They are friendly, always doing their jobs, and never hesitate to help me out sometimes. The hardest part of being a volunteer is keeping the dogs under control whenever I would weight them and give them baths. Weighing and moving cats can also be very hard because I would also have to keep them from panicking. What I enjoy most about volunteering is bathing the dogs because doing that is giving me the experience I need to work at a pet grooming salon or an animal clinic in the future. I also enjoy meeting the new pets I run up on each week.