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Volunteer Position: Community Coordinators

About Paws for Hope Animal Foundation (Paws for Hope): Paws for Hope is a registered charity based in British Columbia (BC) with a mission to shift the culture of companion animal welfare in BC by creating new models of practice and remediating the underlying causes of harm through cross sector collaboration, education and advocacy.

Paws for Hope values the human-animal bond and believes that, whenever possible, loved pets should be supported in the community in order to keep them with their families. In addition to preserving the significant bond between people and their pets, it helps to free the rescue and shelter system for those pets who are truly homeless and/or survivors of intentional acts of cruelty and neglect.

No Pet Left Behind (NPLB) is a Paws for Hope program that provides temporary foster care for pets whose people are fleeing violence. We work in partnership with veterinary hospitals, animal shelters and rescue organizations and volunteer foster homes to ensure pets and their people can find safety.

We are looking for community coordinators across the province to assist in service delivery outside of the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.

Summary of position

The Community Coordinator is a volunteer position reporting to the NPLB Program Coordinator. The Community Coordinator will be the primary liaison between community partners and fosters and our NPLB Program Coordinator, and duties and responsibilities include:

Conduct home visits with foster applicants
Assist with pets transports as needed
Provide pet supply delivery to fosters as needed
Building relationships with social and housing services and other first responders in the community to promote Paws for Hope services
Promoting foster and other volunteer opportunities in the community

Skills and Abilities
Self-motivated, collaborative and a good listener
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Values collaboration, maintaining an environment of honesty, openness and energetic exchange in a professional manner
Excellent computer skills and proficient in use of Microsoft Office and Google Drive
Passionate about animal welfare and the human/animal bond
Proficient in handling cats and dogs (other animals an asset)
Pet First Aid not necessary, but considered an asset
Hours

Approximately 20 hours a month. Coordinator must have regular access to a vehicle.

Compensation

This is a volunteer position. Coordinator will be reimbursed for mileage, and any out of pocket expenses.

To Apply

Send Cover Letter & Resume to Cassie Preston cassie@pawsforhope.org.

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