Assist in finding homes for by marketing available dogs for adoption and foster, reviewing applications, contacting landlord /vet offices, conducting phone screens, setting up home visits and completing adoption paperwork. The volunteer in this role must have excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with prospector adopters.
Plan and assist in coordinating fosters, dogs, and volunteers at adoption events.
Interface regularly with the fosters of our dogs to ensure that they have all that they need to adequately provide for the animals in their care. Escalate any issues to the senior team that require attention. Monitor monthly prevention and flea and tick treatment. Provide support in behavior modification and training as needed for foster dogs.
We have many volunteers who assist when they can, but are not able to commit to an ongoing role. The only commitment for these roles is to receive a regular email and/or text of upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Our fundraising activities will vary by month but our goal is to host and/or participate in one fundraising event each month. We always need volunteers to help with preparation, setup, hosting, and takedown at the events.
- Adoption Events
Adoption events require not only advance preparation, setup and takedown after the event, but we must also have adequate volunteers on hand to assist with the animals and help answer questions about the animals to any interested party. While we do not adopt animals out at any of our events, adoption events are an opportunity to get to know prospective adopters and learn about what pet personalities will best fit into their lifestyle.
- Sanctuary Clean up
Often referred to by our volunteers as “the farm,” there are many maintenance and clean up projects that need to be done. We have approximately 14 cleared and useable acres of land that needs to be maintained. This includes tree trimming, burning branches, spraying pest control products on the property and many other things.
- Sanctuary Cat Caretaker
The farm is home to 6 barn cats that have already been fixed prior to settling in on the property and we have a need for someone to help us on occasion to go by and be sure their food is fresh and that they have access to fresh water.