Community Animal Project Assistant
Norfolk, VA PETA
Job Type
Full-time, Part-time

Position Objective: 

To provide departmental support and assist with the daily operations of PETA's Community Animal Project 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Work closely with CAP's Supervisors and Field Outreach Workers to assist with fieldwork or other casework-related duties in the office and/or in the field

• Transport animals to and from spay/neuter appointments and other veterinary appointments

• Perform emergency first-aid procedures and euthanasia, as needed

• Care for animals in PETA's animal shelter

• Cross-train on assisting with PETA's mobile spay/neuter clinics 

• Assist CAP's Director in handling incoming calls, returning client phone calls, preparing case sheets, and other administrative tasks

• Assist with the maintenance and stocking of CAP's guest rooms and related areas, including cabinets and closets 

• Participate in CAP's 24-hour emergency-pager rotation 

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor


• Basic animal-handling skills required 

• Willingness to obtain euthanasia certification (on-the-job training will be provided)

• Willingness and ability to be on 24-hour emergency call

• Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner

• Ability to engage in frequent bending, stooping, crawling, lifting, reaching, and stair-climbing

• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. without assistance on a regular basis

• Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record

• COVID-19 full vaccination and booster recommended

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization