VOLUNTEER OPS

Any organization needing volunteers may post requirements on this page. For the City of DeLand go to http://delandseniorresourceguide.wordpress.com and see the volunteers section.

Seniors … volunteering will help fill your retirement years with purpose and satisfaction. Many volunteer jobs morph into part-time or full time employment. Look for something in the field you know best, or try something new.

VOLUNTEER REQUEST FORM ARK Animal Rescue Organization

Our animal rescue organization, ARK, located in downtown DeLand has grown so extensively that we need a few more really dedicated
If you are interested in assisting us please let me know. The following are areas where we need one person to become the coordinator for this area. We have about a dozen other areas that are filled.

EDUCATION

  • Receive volunteer list from database coordinator, contact volunteers repeatedly

    ADOPT THIS DOG or send a donation to NO KILL NATION

    Stray dog rescued from starvation near the Everglades

  • Promote and coordinate internship program with Stetson University
  • Arrange classes at Center or Stetson’s environmental education center for wildlife and pet themes
  • Distribute material to various locations including libraries, educational centers, restaurants, etc.

FOSTERS

  • Receive volunteer list from database coordinator, contact volunteers repeatedly
  • Review their application making sure they understand their obligations and signed form
  • Call references, complete home inspection
  • Coordinate foster pick-ups with incoming rescues

FUNDRAISERS

  • Receive volunteer list from database coordinator, contact volunteers repeatedly
  • Work with Events Coordinator
  • Create list of ideas
  • Choose two or three
  • Plan and promote

GRANTS

  • Receive volunteer list from database coordinator, contact volunteers repeatedly
  • Create a calendar for grant application deadlines
  • Keep abreast of new grant opportunities
  • Write and submit grants

GROOMING

  • Make appointment with groomer to care for pet at Center or another location

MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Vetting with Altamonte Springs Vet Clinic, 407.339.6303 and FloridaWild in DeLand, 386.734.9899
  • Coordinate vetting with fosters and Center
  • Coordinate emergency treatment with fosters and Center
  • Arrange for transportation to and from hospital

POLITICAL ACTION

  • Receive volunteer list from database coordinator, contact volunteers repeatedly
  • Promote the No Kill philosophy through letters to editor, news articles, public hearings, speaking at organizations, civic groups, commission meetings
  • Contact politicians to half killing of healthy animals

RESCUE FROM KILL SHELTERS

  • Receive list of doomed animals from shelters
  • Select those to be saved
  • Assure fosters available prior to saving animal
  • Coordinate pick-up time with transport
  • Coordinate where foster is to pick up animal
  • Coordinate where transport is to take animal
  • Assure medical records accompany animal wherever it goes

TRANSPORTS

  • Receive volunteer list from database coordinator, contact volunteers repeatedly
  • Obtain days volunteers can assist
  • Contact volunteers several days in advance unless an emergency
  • Inform volunteers where animals are to be picked up and delivered
  • If animals coming from kill shelters medical paperwork must accompany animal to new home

Thank you for your consideration.

Maggi Hall, President ARK
441 S Woodland Boulevard, DeLand

Maggi Hall, Owner/Broker
West Volusia Properties
441 S Woodland, DeLand FL

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