Originally Posted by Miagi's_Mommy
Your shelter sounds like the shelter where I volunteer, Nikki!
I am the only one that comes in every day that is a volunteer and most of the kids that do community service do NOTHING and stand there and bring their cell phones to talk on.
It gets rather annoying. the lady who runs the shelter will ask them to leave if they just want to play on their cell phones and not help out. this one kid that was doing community service was helping me and another lady vaccinate cats and went to go walk dogs right after that and came back 10 minutes later and I asked who needs to be walked and he said he walked them all.
I didn't believe him, because we had 13 dogs back there.. so I walked them again which is no biggie since I am the #1 dog walker/dog lady there. and he just held onto a dog I gave a bath and just stood there and didn't move when I asked him or anything. I think he's all done with his hours, I hope.
Yup- community service people can get really frusteration.
However it is nice when one or two of them realize what a positive place it is and keep up the work after their hours are over as volunteers. Happens once in a blue moon
I feel ya on the bath thing- i bathed 18 puppies today
3 of which attempted to be "jumpers" lol lets just say i had to take a SECOND shower when i got home
The great thing about the shelter i'm at is the other technician, Christie- we have the same job/duties and we get along REALLY well- so working as a team is not a problem and we get our work done well and quickly
/ By the way- i LOVE the volunteers/ dog walkers at our shelter!
Right now we have over 40 dogs- it's soooo hard for us to walk them all on top of everything else we have to do -so when people take the time to come in and socialize them- it's soooo nice! The dogs really love it too!
We keep a little dry erase board and record all the dogs that get walked each day so we can alternate them as much as possible
We also ALL work together to clean the dog kennels and the rest of the shelter- even our head person down to the lowest paid person...it's really nice because everyone is soooo sweet to each other and helpfull- just makes it a great environment.
If one of us has too much work and needs help- the other person's always right there chipping in
It really is a great shelter.