Join us in taking care of the cats of Pittsburg by volunteering with us!
A paragraph here explaining the ways in which DVC supports its volunteers through organization, equipment lending, covering financial costs, working along side each other, and educating how and for humanely caring for the cats.
Canvass in specified neighborhoods to educate residents about TNR and PDVC; identify sites requiring TNR; identify community cat feeders/colonies.
Deliver, set and monitor trap(s) at identified sites. Requires vehicle with sufficient interior space to transport minimum one trapped cat to pre-op volunteer. Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
Provide safe, climate-controlled indoor space to hold trapped cat(s) up to two days before spay/neuter appointment. Provide food and water twice a day, clean trap as needed. Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
Cat Post-Op Recovery
Provide safe, climate-controlled indoor space to hold trapped cat(s) 1-5 days after spay/neuter surgery (depending on cat gender and conditions requiring additional recovery). Provide food and water twice a day, clean trap as needed. Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
Cat Taxi Drop-Off
Requires vehicle with sufficient interior space to transport minimum one trapped cat from pre-op location to spay/neuter appointment (generally 7-8 AM) in Concord/Clayton, Martinez, or Richmond. Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
Cat Taxi Pick-up
Requires vehicle with sufficient interior space to transport minimum one trapped cat from spay/neuter appointment (generally 3-5 PM) in Concord/Clayton, Martinez, or Richmond, to post-op recovery location. Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
Cat Taxi Return-to-Field
Pick up trapped cat from post-op recovery location and transport back to original location. Contact resident/caretaker to confirm date/time of cat return. Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
Support & Resources
Feed and provide water at single or multiple sites on a daily, weekly, or your-availability basis. Collect and clean dishes and surrounding area.
Cat Shelter Maintenance
Remove soiled straw, wipe clean, and replace with fresh straw at single or multiple sites on a weekly or your-availability basis.
Colony Support Coordinator
Develop and implement standard procedure for feeders. Work with feeders to insure ample food and supplies. Schedule substitute feeders. Develop contingency and succession plan for colony feeders. Coordinate medical treatment.
Recruit new volunteers. Provide training or ensure training is received from appropriate experienced volunteers. Schedule volunteers for assignment. Track and document volunteer hours, activities, assignments. Volunteer recognition. Produce and maintain volunteer roster.
Work with team to produce. Update and revise, as needed.
Development and implementation of standard operating procedure. Update and revise instructional manual, as needed. Develop community education materials.
Work with spay/neuter providers to negotiate cost of services; track and review invoices. Submit invoices/receipts for payment to non-profit partner organization. Maintain financial records.
Maintain volunteer applications; records of activities, events and achievements; contact information for partner individuals and agencies.
Media & Community Engagement
Develop and promote PDVC on social media platforms including Facebook, Nextdoor, Instagram; collect, organize and post relevant information from credible sources. Monitor media. Develop and maintain editorial calendar. Distribute educational materials and resources to the community.
Promote PDVC in a variety of settings including meetings of elected officials, community events, spay/neuter and adoption events.
Design and implement fundraising activities/events.