NOW LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:
RACINE, KENOSHA, WALWORTH, WAUKESHA, AND MILWAUKEE.
When a pet goes missing, it is an urgent matter. Dogs, and people, are counting on us to be there. We are looking for dedicated volunteers willing to help when a dog goes missing. We understand that not everyone is available all the time. But we need people dedicated to helping get loose dogs off the dangerous streets and safe from thieves and traffic. We only ask you are available to help out one hour a week, unless otherwise stated. In any capacity you can. How you help, is up to you! We are here to help whenever there’s a need. And whenever we have people available. We will help either over the phone or out in the field.
Here’s some roles we need assistance with:
Event Volunteer – Help with various or one-time events as you want. We’ll send an email when the events you are interested in are being scheduled and to keep you updated on upcoming events and needs.
Field Volunteer – a field volunteer helps in any number of ways. You may drive looking for tracks or sightings. You will hand out and post flyers, create and/or post road signs, educate the public on proper ways to deal with the missing dog and who to contact. And we always try to keep the owner positive and motivated. Sometimes, a stakeout is needed and we ask those willing to help to join in this. This can include foot and driving work. These are the basic first steps in any search. Again, you help how you can and are willing to. All volunteers have the opportunity to become a Team Lead or Trapper. This is always an ongoing need. We always need new volunteers because of vacations and other life situations that take volunteers out of the field.
Social Media Coordinator – We are looking for a few people who can post and update to our social media platforms. We need people familiar with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This only takes a few minutes each time to share and post to all platforms. These volunteers do not need to be an expert in any of the platforms but must be somewhat familiar with them and be able to use both a phone and computer to help do postings daily.
Craigslist and Facebook Post Researcher – we could use several more people to help watch CL and FB for lost, found, stolen, and for sale posts. These are watched for any new cases, matches to current missing, found, or stolen dogs.
Clerical Assistants – We’ve started a list of Veterinarian clinics and hospitals, groomers and pet stores. We’ve gotten Racine and Kenosha Counties completed. We are adding these businesses, with their permission, to our lost and stolen dog alert email list. We are looking for people willing to call on these businesses in the Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Walworth Counties (as well as surrounding communities in Illinois) to ask permission to add them to the list for lost or stolen dogs that may show up in their business. This team then emails the information to them when there is potential for a dog to show up in their place of business. This team also helps with various clerical tasks needed by various leadership. Done as you have time.
5. Executive Director – Run the lot! Help make executive decisions on how the organization is run. This person must train on the team and have clerical and business skills and experience that will help them in this role.
6. Assistant Director – Helps the Executive Director run things. Is a part of fundraising, events, financial, and other committees.
7. Secretary – Take minutes, distribute to Board at meetings, keep track of federal and state filings to ensure done timely, edit and create letters, help create flyers, help with emails, maintain contact lists for events and other needs, other clerical tasks as needed. Typically a few hours a week. Need someone with some clerical experience with Word and Excel.
8. Treasurer – we need someone to take over Bookkeeping. This dedicated position requires skills in bookkeeping and office management skills that coincide with a Treasurer. The Treasurer is an officer of the Board, without voting status, who maintains the books, discusses issues and upcoming expenses, and reports to the Board during monthly meetings. Looking for someone with month and year end closing, as well as monthly bank reconciliation experience.
[Whether it’s just checking posts online, handing out flyers, or any other way you can help us to reunite pets and families, WE NEED YOU! We need people who WANT to help whenever they can.]
Have you ever lost a pet, even for a few minutes? Remember how that felt? How do you think the pet felt? If it was for a short stint, it may have been fun for them but it wasn’t for you. And if it was for longer, and people were yelling and chasing, definitely not so fun for them either.
Think of how an owner must feel hours, days, weeks, and even months later.
Think of how that pet is terrified out there in our big world, getting honked at, chased and yelled at, gets who-knows-what thrown at him/her, chased by other animals, and the elements they battle, … possibly injured.
We cannot stand knowing a furry family member is out there in our big scary world.
This is why we help.
PLEASE JOIN US IN OUR MISSION!