We want your experience here at The Purr Project to be fulfilling not only as a volunteer requirement, but also as a place where you can get practical experience as a resume’ builder. We believe that with more responsibility comes more pride and a sense of ownership – this is YOUR Purr Project. In response to this notion, we have come up with a couple of committees that you can voluntarily join.
The adoptions committee will be responsible for adopting our “kids” to the public. Working under Mary Tedford our VP for adoptions, you will be trained to meet with the public for adoption events, fairs, etc.
The fundraising committee is responsible for developing, staffing, and implementing fundraisers. The committee will have 2 to 3 “teams” working simultaneously on different projects with the goal of having a fundraiser at least every 6 weeks. The events range in size and scope from The Purr Project 5K race at Hammonassett to Summer car washes to candy sales.
The operations committee will be a team of people responsible key areas: keeping inventory to make sure that we have the needed supplies like litter, food, toys, etc. Making sure that cat info matches the board, outfitting and making sure that the new facility is ready to go.
Would like to help with the web site, updating the info, writing feature stories, updating Petfinder and Adopt-A-Pet, and being a part of the new YouTube video series and (possible), podcast.
Working with the doctors and technicians
- Must be 18 years old
Volunteer Manager - Its Your Time... Be A Leader
Volunteers are the key to success for any volunteer organization. The Purr Project is a dynamic and challenging organization in need of a dedicated person to help lead it's dynamic volunteer team as Volunteer Manager. As volunteer manager, you are one of the most valuable members of the management team. Leading a team of volunteers requires patience, creativity, compromise, commitment, and the desire to learn. The volunteer manager is responsible for recruiting and training new volunteers, motivating and scheduling current volunteers, leading the monthly volunteer meeting, and staffing special events. If you're that special person and prepared to take life by the horns, come home and join the team. Experience is not necessary but is helpful - we will teach you what you need to know and give you all of the tools that you need.
People skills, patience, time, creativity, compromise, commitment, and the desire to learn. Prior experience would help but is not necessary.
Fundraising Manager - Do You Like Hosting Parties?
The Purr Project is a 501(c)3 organization and must therefore secure most of its funding through the general public. A big part of this public funding is through events where we are able to engage the community. We are looking for a new member of the team to head the organization in these efforts. If you enjoy putting on events; if you enjoy planning parties; if you enjoy putting on a show, then come home to the Purr Project team. The successful candidate will take over the duties for our annual signature events like The Stray Cat Strut, P&M Café, and Pet Pictures w/Santa and use their creativity to design, plan and host new events. If you're that special person, come join the team. Experience is not necessary but is helpful - we will teach you what you need to know and give you all of the tools that you need. This opportunity comes with some incentives.
People Skills - the rest we will teach