Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon! We have helped over 80,000 cats, relying on the help of many volunteers. Your participation is key to ensuring that FCCO's services continue to be available for feral and stray cats and their caregivers.

FCCO is a volunteer-based organization. We have many volunteer opportunities--let us know how you can help!

 
 

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS 

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+ GENERAL OFFICE VOLUNTEER

Office volunteers email or mail paperwork to caregivers for their appointments, make calls to confirm appointments, log incoming phone messages, do data projects, occasionally clean traps, and other related duties as assigned. This is an entry-level position which can lead to becoming an FCCO Phone Scheduling Volunteer.

Qualifications:
- Familiarity with Excel
- Ability to type proficiently - Able to send and receive emails with attachments
- Comfortable speaking to the public

Time Commitment:
- One set day per week Monday-Friday.
- Shifts are typically 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. or 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- Minimum of 3 month commitment required

If you are interested in volunteering, and you're at least 16 years of age, please click here to fill out our Volunteer Application. You may also print the application and mail it to us at: FCCO - PO Box 82734, Portland, OR 97282.

For more information call 503-797-2606 or Email Us.

+ OUTREACH VOLUNTEER

Outreach volunteers attend street fairs, farmer’s markets, and other events. They share accurate information about our services with the public, sell FCCO merchandise, and answer questions.

Qualifications: - Willingness to learn about FCCO services and share information
- Familiarity with FCCO procedures and guidelines
- Outgoing personality
- Comfortable interacting with the public
- Ability to track and record donation and sales information
- Punctual and reliable
- Ability to stand for long periods of time, and lift up to 25 pounds a plus

Time Commitment:
No specific commitment needed-each event is scheduled individually. Many outreach events occur on weekends. Shifts generally last 2-4 hours.

If you are interested in volunteering, and you're at least 16 years of age, please click here to fill out our Volunteer Application. You may also print the application and mail it to us at: FCCO - PO Box 82734, Portland, OR 97282.

For more information call 503-797-2606 or Email Us.

+ STREET TEAM MEMBER

Street Team members distribute FCCO flyers, business cards, brochures and other organizational materials and record their placement. Team members will pick up materials at the FCCO office and disperse them to local businesses, asking for permission where applicable.

Qualifications:
- Reliable transportation
- Comfortable with some public interaction
- Able to keep accurate records
- Good attitude

Time Commitment:
- Approximately 4 hours/week, shifts are flexible.
- Minimum of 3 month commitment requested

If you are interested in volunteering, and you're at least 16 years of age, please click here to fill out our Volunteer Application. You may also print the application and mail it to us at: FCCO - PO Box 82734, Portland, OR 97282.

For more information call 503-797-2606 or Email Us.

+ PHONE SCHEDULING VOLUNTEER

Phone Scheduling Volunteers pick up all inbound FCCO calls and screen cats for eligibility for FCCO clinics. They assist callers with questions regarding feral cats and spay/neuter.

Qualifications:
- Phone experience preferred, but not required
- Familiarity with FCCO procedures and guidelines
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to send and receive emails with attachments
- Familiarity with Excel
- Ability to type proficiently
- Positive attitude
- Existing FCCO volunteer preferred

Time Commitment:
- One set day per week Monday-Friday.
- Shifts are typically 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. or 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- Minimum of 3 month commitment required

If you are interested in volunteering, and you're at least 16 years of age, please click here to fill out our Volunteer Application. You may also print the application and mail it to us at: FCCO - PO Box 82734, Portland, OR 97282.

For more information call 503-797-2606 or Email Us.

+ VETERINARIANS AND TECHNICIANS

Veterinarians, Certified Vet Techs, Vet Techs and Vet Assistants
The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon operates a high quality, high volume spay and neuter clinic in Portland Oregon. Clinics are very fast paced; 2 veterinarians will complete 40-50 surgeries during our weekday clinics and 3 veterinarians will complete 70-90 surgeries during our Sunday clinics.

Veterinarians must be:
- Licensed in Oregon or Washington
- Able to volunteer for 4 hour shifts at our Portland Oregon clinic
- Able to perform an ovariohysterectomy in 15 minutes or less
- Be familiar with performing ovariohysterectomies on cats in heat, pregnant, and lactating

If you are interested in volunteering, and you're at least 16 years of age, please click here to fill out our Volunteer Application. You may also print the application and mail it to us at: FCCO - PO Box 82734, Portland, OR 97282.

For more information call 503-797-2606 or Email Us.

+ CLINIC VOLUNTEERS (NON-TECHNICAL)

Clinic volunteers are assigned to a specific position for the day. Additional training will be given for each position you are assigned to. Jobs include: greeting caregivers and helping to check in their cats for surgery, cleaning cages, cleaning and sterilizing surgical instruments, and monitoring cats post-operatively. All clinic positions assist in general clinic cleaning.

Must be: - Familiar with FCCO policies and procedures
- Must work well with other people
- Ability to squat, bend, twist, lift and stand for long periods of time
- Must follow directions
- Punctual and reliable

If you are interested in volunteering, and you're at least 16 years of age, please click here to fill out our Volunteer Application. You may also print the application and mail it to us at: FCCO - PO Box 82734, Portland, OR 97282.

For more information call 503-797-2606 or Email Us.

Steps to Volunteering

  1. Fill out the Volunteer Application.

  2. Within 7 days, you will receive an email about interviewing with our Volunteer Coordinator.

  3. Interview with Volunteer Coordinator.

  4. Attend an FCCO volunteer orientation.

  5. You will be scheduled for your volunteer shifts.

Please note that additional training will be required for all clinic volunteers, and other positions as necessary.

Volunteer Requirements

  • At least 16 years old.

  • Able to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours per month for a year.

  • Able to commit to scheduled volunteer times.

  • Work well with people - all volunteer positions work directly with the public, staff, and other volunteers.

  • For positions at spay/neuter clinics: able to squat, bend, twist, lift and stand for long periods of time.

If you are interested in volunteering, and you're at least 16 years of age, please click here to fill out our Volunteer Application. You may also print the application and mail it to us at: FCCO - PO Box 82734, Portland, OR 97282.

For more information call 503-797-2606 or email us.