2. Adoption application pre-screeners - This is pretty much the same as the above but you would just make the preliminary calls (calling the landlord if there is one to be sure pets are allowed, calling the vet to make sure all the pets are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on all their vaccines and being given monthly heartworm and flea/tick prevention and then calling their three personal references) Once that is done, notes would be typed up and sent to the volunteer screening the app. They would then call the applicant. Time requirement would vary on how many applications you screen. To pre-screen each app, it takes about 1-2 hours.
3. Vet techs - We are in great need of experienced vet techs who would be able to help us on the days transports come in, making sure they don't need any additional vaccines, If a heartworm test needs to be done, if the puppies seem dehydrated, subq fluids could be given. Time requirement would be about 2-3 hours on mostly Sundays.
4. Handlers - We try to have adoption events every other weekend at local Pet Supply Stores. We try and get all of our dogs that are in foster and in boarding to these events so they can get the most exposure possible. We need people who are comfortable handling dogs at adoption events while meeting and talking to potential adopters. You only need to have some dog experience and common sense. A few days a month and you could be the difference in whether a dog finds a home or not at an event! Time requirement would be 4-5 hours every other weekend or really whenever you could help :)
5. Transporters - While we do have a transport coordinator who sets up volunteer transports all the way from AL or GA almost every weekend, we need more transporters to help with getting our dogs who are currently in NJ to the adoption events. Whether it be picking them up from their foster home or boarding, as I said earlier, we like ALL our dogs to be at each event, so the more people we have helping get them there, the more can come :) We also need sometimes to get a dog to Maine for example. We have adopters from all over and once they are approved and their home visit has been done, we need to get the dog to them, so for those of you who like road trips, you would love this because you get to spend some alone time with a doggie going to a new home :) Time requirement would be a few hours on the weekend.
6. Dog Trainers - We have two great trainers on staff but they are so busy screening applications and handling the medical that they are unable to concentrate on the training. As you can imagine, this is not nearly enough to cover all the minor and sometime major behavioral issues and advice that adopters and fosters need to continue to give the dogs proper guidance. We need people who have solid experience and knowledge of dog training and can help by offering time and advice for problematic dogs and their charges. Time requirement varies
7. Event/volunteer coordinator - This would be someone who would set up adoption events by calling the location and setting a date and time up. Once the date is confirmed, our foster coordinator would reach out to our fosters to let them know. Then what the event/volunteer coordinator would do is respond to all of the volunteer offers to coordinate which dogs they can pick up, who can handle which dog and how many dogs will be at the event. Time requirement is about 4-5 hours per week.
8. Fundraising Coordinators - To set up 1-2 huge events per year. We also need other people who could focus on smaller events so we can have them more often and also help our "large" coordinators in planning and working on the bigger events. Time requirement varies
9. Foster Coordinator - Basically, what this consists of is screening foster applications, staying in touch with our approved foster homes to be sure their needs are met (food, crates, monthly frontline/heartgard, vetting, medicine, etc) as well as communicating with them about upcoming adoption events and making matches with them on their next foster animal. Time requirement is maybe 10-15 hours a week (if that).
10. Foster homes with no dogs - I know this is a toughy because most fosters have their own dogs but this is why it is so very much needed. We have right now about 8 dogs in boarding because they are not dog-friendly. We would really love to see them thrive in a home rather than spend their entire day in a kennel :( If you are someone who loves dogs but can't take on the responsibility of adopting one, this is your calling!!!