Volunteer (Former Employee) – Elizabeth City, NC – March 8, 2018
I would come in and walk dogs, help feed them and care for them. I learned that they really cared about the animals and took very good care of them.Management was nice and made it a comfortable working space.The hardest part of the job is seeing the new animals come in uncared for, but the most enjoyable part was watching them grow and become much more happy and comfortable with the workers.
Animal Care Technician (Adoptions- 92nd street) (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 27, 2017
very fast paced environment. I learned a lot of different diseases an animal can have how they get and what are the symptoms. Also how to care for a feral cat, special needs and a new born kitten and pup. the most enjoyable part of the day is when all the work is done and you are able to spend some one on one time with the animals. management basically trusts their workers to get the job done but if they notice things they will be on top of you and your work. very understanding about person situations and great at giving you professional advice. most stressful part of the day when people call out; more work to do before opening time or clocking out time
Community Engagement (Current Employee) – NYC, NY – November 21, 2017
Great organization to work for with extremely smart and talented individuals. I would most definitely recommend this organization to anyone devoted to the welfare of animals.My day to day activity can change at a moments notice, keeping the job very fresh and engaging. Whether its a community outreach event providing services or door to door service helping animals in need the ASPCA provides it all.
Great mission and great work
Non profit work is always challenging when it comes to compensation
Volunteer (Former Employee) – North Miami, FL – October 27, 2017
It was a great experience being a volunteer at the shelter. Everyone was friendly and helpful. It felt wonderful interacting with animals and being able to give them some love and affection even if it was for a short time.
Medical Care Specialist (Former Employee) – 415 east 91st street – September 20, 2017
As long as you show up when you are suppose to you are good. Just dont get sick, especially long term; unless you have a document for every second of your ailment .. They will try to terminate you! I was sick in the hospital a few times and they punished me for not calling them myself even though my husband called....😐😐😐 Where is the compassion ??? .
Benefits, world recognition, great pay
Lack of empathy for workers, understaffed, favoritism
Volunteer Work (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – June 7, 2017
A typical work day would be going to work early and walking the dogs around the premises. Feeding and giving the dogs and cats a snack, and making sure their kennels are clean. At the end of the day, all animals must have fresh water and food and clean kennels before leaving.
Very fun place to work , love to be around animals
Volunteer Work (Current Employee) – New York, NY – May 8, 2017
The best part about volunteering at the ASPCA is that i get to do something that i would love to have a future in doing , there are new things i learn everyday and would love to continue to learn more.
Cat Socializer Volunteer (Current Employee) – New York, NY – April 14, 2017
I volunteered as a Cat Socializer and an Administrative Support Volunteer simultaneously so that the ASPCA would write a letter to my school that confirms that I volunteered there for x hours. For other students with mandatory community service requirements, I recommend this arrangement.
If you don't need to record hours, cool. Come and pet cats/kittens bro
Complementary coffee/tea/cocoa machine and open break room for volunteers
Volunteer Work (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – March 28, 2017
The ASPCA is a great workplace for passionate animal lovers. You have to be very energetic and loving. Everyone treats each other like family and we strive to satisfy everyone. Even though I'm only a volunteer, I never feel left out.
Animal Care Technician (Current Employee) – New York, NY – February 21, 2017
This is a selfless job, where you become wrapped up in the daily duties. This is therapy. This type of employment, this career field becomes apart of your life. Every step, every moment, you want to be there to experience it. These animals become your animals. You learn their habits and their personalities and becoming attached is a common, bittersweet struggle. Employees who are committed to the work that they do are more than willing to come in and do the work that we are asked to do, and more. We as a whole, who are from the same department, know that we are supposed to stay on our own level in the hierarchy and if we do not then we are either questioned or we are told that we are not able to do anything outside of our job descriptions, unless told otherwise. Overworked, and underpaid for the amount of physical work that we do, when team members call out and we have to put in more work and we do not so much as get a simple 'thank you'. As a union member, we pay the dues to our union rep to whom we never see depending on the shift that we work. Union rules are either in favor to those who both make salary or work hourly; or not at all. Those that are at the bottom, suffer.