Volunteer

4db1f8266bcc25e1e67018d34ba7d219Volunteer Application is here!


WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR DEDICATED 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 a few hours a month, 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 areas we need assistance with:

EVENTS:
Help with various or one-time events as you can, where you can.

FIELD ROLES:
Field Volunteer – a field volunteer helps in various 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. Field tasks can include on foot and driving work. These are the basic first steps in any search. They can even include crowd and traffic control when a dog is being chased or near busy roads or highways. We try make it as safe as possible for the dog.

All volunteers have the opportunity to become a Team Lead or Trapper. These volunteers head up the search, are the point person for the owners, direct other volunteers on what is needed to be done, set up trail cams and bait stations, set up traps, safely capture the dog.

INTERNET ROLES:
Social Media Coordinator – We are looking for people who can post and update to our social media platforms. We need people familiar with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.  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. We could use one person per platform, or someone willing to do them all.
Craigslist and Facebook Post Researcher – These volunteers 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 – Maintaining contact lists for our lost dog alerts to vets/groomers/pet stores. This includes calling the business and getting permission to email them when a dog is missing so they can watch for them to show up at their business and have the owner number on hand. And it includes emailing the businesses the dog information when they go missing. Also help with volunteers lists, event contact lists, etc. Help with designing flyers and other documents needed by the Board, for searches, or for events. This team also helps with various clerical tasks needed by various leadership.

BOARD/OFFICER ROLES:

5. Executive Director – FILLED – 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 – FILLED – Helps the Executive Director run things. Is a part of fundraising, events, financial, and other committees.

7. Secretary – FILLED – 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 – FILLED – 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!

Fill out the Volunteer Application Here Today!

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