716-821-1915

ANIMAL RESCUE AND ADOPTION TEAM INC.

Volunteer Requirements & Opportunities

 DO YOU HAVE A “HEART” FOR ANIMALS IN NEED?

HEART relies solely on the time, energy, and dedication of volunteers. Brought together by a love of animals, our volunteers save the lives of hundreds of animals each year. HEART volunteers don’t just love animals; they put their love of animals into action. It’s true that no one person can save them all…but if you can make a difference in the life of just one animal, your contribution is invaluable.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must complete a volunteer application.
  • Volunteers must attend Volunteer Orientation.
  • Volunteers must sign a Release & Hold Harmless Agreement.
  • Volunteers are expected to perform a regular “paws on” assignment.
  • Volunteers must be able to commit to scheduled volunteer times.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES

 

 

CRAFTS

  • Sew or stuff catnip kick sticks or catnip pillows
  • Do you have a flair for decorating cookies? Frost and decorate dog biscuits.

 

FOSTER PARENT

  • Welcome a cat, kittens, puppies or dogs into your home and care for them until adoption.
    You can read more about this position by visiting our Foster Page.

 

FUNDRAISING

    • Initiate and organize fundraising campaigns and special events
    • Assist chairperson for a major fundraiser.
    • Assist with an event by helping with set-up/clean-up, serving, raffles and more.
    • Acquire donations for upcoming events.

GRANT WRITING

Do you have creative grant-writing expertise to help us identify foundation and corporate grants and to prepare formal grant applications?

HUMANE EDUCATION

  • Visit schools to teach children lessons on the care of animals and the responsibilities of pet ownership and the important work of HEART.

MARKETING/PUBLIC RELATIONS

  • Help broaden the awareness of HEART in the community.
  • Look for opportunities to participate in community events to promote HEART.
  • Manage publicity and public relations to provide a “recognized” image.
  • Look for media opportunities to promote HEART.
  • Serve as liaison to local media (TV, radio, newspapers).

 

HEART ADOPTION CENTER (HAC)

  • HAC morning cleaning staff to provide important behind the scenes help caring for the cats, cleaning and preparing the adoption center to be open to the public.
  • Work when the adoption center is open to the public evenings & Saturday to greet visitors, answer questions about basic cat behavior and care and adoptions.

 

PUBLIC OUTREACH/SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Speak to community groups and civic organizations to promote an understanding of pet overpopulation, the plight of homeless animals in Western New York and the important work HEART does.
  • Serve as a liaison for organizations that wish to raise money or collect supplies for HEART.

 

RECRUITMENT/RETENTION

  • Find new ways to recruit volunteers.
  • Find ways to retain existing volunteers and reward their hard work.

SOME CURRENT HEART VOLUNTEERS

Thank you for All you do!

 

Heart Animal Rescue and Adoption Team Inc.Heart Animal Rescue and Adoption Team Inc.

206 Lake Street, Hamburg
Hamburg, NY  14075
Phone:  716-821-1915

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