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.
Applications May 13 - May 24, 2019
Applications to attend a Maddie's Apprenticeship Program will be accepted May 13 - May 24. Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm on May 24 but please note that our office is only staffed until 4pm Monday through Friday.
Dates and Number of Candidates
Apprenticeship programs will run July 21 - 25, Aug 18 - 23 and Sept 22 - 26, 2019. A total of 12 apprentices will be selected, four per month. Dates will be determined based on availability of the selected candidates. Candidate assignments will be determined on a first come first served basis.
Student candidates may select a first and second choice months for their availability. Candidate assignments will be determined on a first come first served basis.
How to Apply
Complete and submit to us the application form through the Maddie's Fund Grants Portal, titled "Maddie's Apprenticeship Program - Student Application". If this is your first time accessing our Grants Portal, you'll need to create an account by following the instructions on the log in page.
Applications are accepted May 13 - May 24, 2019.