July 21 - 25, Aug 18 - 23 and Sept 22 - 26, 2019
Maddie's® Humane Society Silicon Valley Kitten Nursery Apprenticeship
Are you passionate about saving the lives of kittens? Do you want the opportunity to learn how to best care for kittens utilizing thoughtful space and volunteer power?
Who Should Apply?
These apprenticeship opportunities are for shelter/rescue organization directors, staff and volunteers who are interested in learning how to be most effective at implementing this type of program in their organization.
How Does it Work?
Student will experience 5 days of hands-on training at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley.
To learn all aspects of setting up and managing several vital programs including:
- Kitten nursery, used to house under socialized kittens as well as nursing mothers with their litters.
- Kitten foster program, which sends out 2,000 kittens annually.
- Ringworm and URI treatment rooms, used to quarantine and treat kittens with URI and other treatable but contagious diseases.
A $1,500 stipend to offset the cost of travel and lodging will be awarded to the organization of each student chosen.
Before you apply, please review our grant requirements. To apply to attend a Maddie's® Apprenticeship Program, your organization must be a U.S. based 501c3 or government animal welfare organization, and you must submit a completed application. The grant requirements about sharing your annual animal statistics and lifesaving percentage on your website, participating in Shelter Animals Count and Million Cat Challenge and being current on your grant reporting are all highly encouraged but not required.
Applications May 13 - May 24, 2019 - Application Closed
Applications are currently closed. Please check back for future opportunities.
Before the application window opens, you can prepare in the following ways:
- Review the Maddie's Fund Grant Requirements.
- Download the Sample Application and prepare your responses to the application questions.
- If you haven't already, Register as a User in the Maddie's Fund Grants Portal.
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