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Volunteer Position: Community Coordinators

Paws for Hope Animal Foundation 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 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 No Pet Left Behind Program Coordinator. The Community Coordinator will be the primary liaison between community partners and fosters and our No Pet Left Behind 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 proficiency in the 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. The coordinator must have regular access to a vehicle.

Compensation

This is a volunteer position. The 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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