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Cat Adoption Day Volunteer

Drogheda Animal Rescue

About Drogheda Animal Rescue

Drogheda Animal Rescue provides shelter and care to abandoned, strayed, neglected, abused, and injured dogs, cats, wildlife and other animals. All of the animals in our care will be neutered before being rehomed as we support neutering as a means to control the overpopulation of animals in Ireland. All potential new homes & owners are vetted to ensure that the animals will be well looked after and cared for by their new owners. DAR promotes responsible pet ownership and awareness of animal welfare in Ireland.

What's Involved

DAR rents a small premises in Scholes Lane in Drogheda, where adoption days are held Saturdays 1-4pm. During the Summer months DAR also holds adoption days in Balbriggan and Drogheda on 1 Sunday per month. The purpose of the adoption team is to make the best match possible between our DAR cats and potential new families, and to help educate the public about responsible pet ownership.

  • Set up homing room for homing days. If homing day is not in DAR, arrange transport of all equipment needed for adoption day offsite.
  • Check in cats as they arrive with their fosters (from list provided) and ensure profiles are up to date and available
  • Deal with members of the public in relation to queries on cat adoptions
  • Complete adoption process for any adoptions carried out
  • Deal with other queries from members of the public
  • Deal with drop-ins or surrenders of cats, following our intake procedures
  • Reconcile donations & paperwork at the end of the adoption day
  • Contact fosters and arrange for collection of cats not adopted.
  • Report to Day to Day team on adoption day results

    What's required for this position

    Skills, Experience & Qualities Required

  • Volunteers must be over 18, and happy to be responsible for their own personal safety at all times
  • Previous experience with cats preferred, but not essential
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Professional manner
  • Willingness to learn and to maintain and improve standards of care
  • Own transport preferred but not essential
  • Ability to make good choices in relation to potential new owners, including ability to refuse if necessary
  • Ability to think and act quickly when required, especially in the case of unexpected surrenders

    • Community Development/ Social work
    • Education/ Training
    • Personable Skills
    • Retail/ Customer Service

    Level of English required for this role:
    Fluent English

    Times and commitment required for this role


    Minimum time commitment: 6 months

    Hours required: 5hrs Monthly

    Other Details

    Location of volunteering opportunity:
    Scholes Lane, Drogheda, Balbriggan, M1 Retail Park, Drogheda

    Other location details:
    Drogheda, Balbriggan

    Also available in these counties

    Screening details for this role:

    • Informal Interviews

    Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

    • Support/ advice/ recognition
    • Supervision
    • Initial induction and training

    Age restrictions:
    Over 18

    Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

    Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

    • Hands on experience with animal care • Customer service experience • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills

    • This opportunity is posted by:
    • Volunteer Centre: Louth
    Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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