Volunteer Opportunities

As we continue to grow, so do our needs for volunteers and volunteer opportunities! Check out some of the positions below! If anything sounds interesting to you, please fill out the volunteer application by clicking the button!

Fundraising Coordinator – 1-2

The Fundraising Coordinator will help to organize and drive all fundraising efforts outside of events. You will act as point person for various fundraising teams and community partners to help pull off fundraising efforts in a variety of different themes and areas. As Fundraising Coordinator, you will be responsible for coming up with new and innovative ways to raise money on behalf of our pups. This may include but is not limited to:

- Online Auctions
- Garage Sales: Main contact for Garage Sale Hosts
- Car Washes

Transportation- unlimited

As a volunteer with transportation, you can help by picking up animals from the shelter/owner surrenders, transporting animals to and from vet appointments, and driving to pick up supplies.

Garage Sale Host(s) 1-12

As a Garage Sale Host, you will organize and conduct garage sale(s) for the purpose of raising money on behalf of AMTR while having the option of retaining 50% of proceeds for your efforts. AMTR will provide volunteers to help work the event. As a Garage Sale Host, you will:

- Work with AMTR social media and marketing volunteers to ask for donations and advertise the garage sale
- Act as point person to pick up or give drop off location to people with donations
- Organize, price, and sell donated items
- Advertise garage sale through Next Door, papers, social media, etc.

Grant Writer

As a Grant Writer you will be responsible for researching and finding grant opportunities for AMTR to apply for. This includes but is not limited to:

- Researching grant opportunities
- Pulling together financial and program information from AMTR
- Compiling information into reports as requested
- Submitting applications with information requested to be considered for grant opportunities
- Tracking grant success and finances

Events Set-Up and Tear Down Volunteer Team - 2-4 teams

As an Events Set-up and Tear-down Volunteer you will either set up or tear down (can do both in one day if available) our booth for community events. We suggest having a team of two people for this position, and one person on the team must be able to lift 40 lbs. Must have an SUV to fit all merchandise. Responsibilities include:

- Set-Up: Pick up merchandise bins, clothing racks, canopy tent and weights from storage facility on Wickham. Bring everything to event location, set up tent, tables, and merchandise. Wait for Event Sales Volunteers to arrive and you are free to go!

- Tear-Down: Communicate with Event Sales Volunteers to determine arrival time. Help pack merchandise into bins, tear down tent, and bring everything back to storage facility. The tear-down team will be responsible for communicating with sales volunteers to determine if any merchandise will need to be replenished for next event. If items need to be replenished, tear down team will add items into bins (from same storage facility) to be ready for next event.

Social Media Expert 1-2

Our social media guru will help guide our rescue to ensure we are maximizing our efforts to grow awareness and raise funds through social media outlets. As a Social Media Expert you will:

- Conduct an initial overview and introduction to our social media team about various platforms and how we can utilize them to our benefit
- Provide guidelines and tips for posting content on various platforms
- Organize monthly meetings with social media team for feedback and new ideas
- Stay current on new trends, new platforms, and ways we can improve
- Receive content, review/edit as needed and schedule all social media posts

Content Curators – 3-5

Our Content Curators will reach out to our current fosters and visit their pups to get cute photos, videos, and stories. As a Content Curator, you should have a skill in either writing stories, producing videos, or taking adorable photos. As a Content Curator you will:

- Introduce yourself to our fosters and schedule times to visit their pups
- Take videos or photos and combine with cute sayings, updates, or heartwarming stories to pair with images for posting on social media.

- Send finished product to Social Media Expert for editing and posting

Marketing/Website Volunteer – 1

As a Marketing/Website Volunteer you will work with our President and Website Administrator on various projects throughout the year. This may include but is not
limited to:

- Evaluate website for SEO and make recommendations to improve our reach
- Review website regularly to update and add fresh content
- Help with writing and providing content for new pages
- Help marketing team as needed with flyer or banner designs

Public Relations 1-4

As a Public Relations volunteer you will work closely with the President to spread awareness of our rescue, share stories to local and National publications with the goal of obtaining more supporters and donations for our dogs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Researching and contacting local newspapers, radio stations and other media outlets to share stories or information about AMTR
- Writing press releases and sending to local newspapers and publications
- Attending local networking events as a AMTR Representative to identify opportunities to increase awareness
- Working with social media team to identify certain stories or videos that may be newsworthy
- Researching opportunities Nationally to put our rescue on the map

Donations Coordinator – 1-2

The Donations Coordinator will be responsible for responding to people who have items they wish to donate. Responsibilities include:

- Responding to donations request in a timely manner
- Coordinating pickup of donation items
- Organize donation items to determine where they should go: current foster, storage, other rescue, garbage, etc.
- Work with Foster Coordinator to maintaining an up-to-date list of current fosters to offer them first dibs on any donation items
- Work with Storage Manager to store items in one of our facilities

Foster Liaisons 1-5

As a Foster Liaison (FL) you will support our amazing fosters who are the backbone of our organization. You will be paired with another FL to provide on call support to 1-5 foster families and their dogs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Coordinating meet and greets upon intake, helping to ensure the dog settles into their new surroundings without any issues
- Learning about the dog’s needs and formulating a medical plan together with our Medical Coordinator or Executive Director

- Scheduling and coordinating vet appointments, following up for feedback
- Coordinating deliveries of food, supplies or anything the dog needs to be healthy and happy

- Coordinating training or the purchasing and delivery of any items specific to dogs needs
- Maintain consistent contact and communication for medical updates, behavioral changes, updated photos, and help to ensure dog is marketed for adoption when ready
- Escalate serious issues to the Foster Coordinator and Executive Director

Adoptions Coordinator – 1

The Adoptions Coordinator will work closely with Director of Adoptions o assist in reviewing applications, pre-screening potential adopters, and assisting with the adoption process. Duties include but are not limited to:

- Reviewing applications, calling applicants, coordinating home visits and meet and greets
- Acting as liaison throughout adoption process assisting with questions, concerns throughout trial period
- Finalizing adoptions
- Promoting adoptable dogs

Medical Coordinator – 1

As a Medical Coordinator you will review the medical records of all our medically complicated dogs to help ensure a medical plan is in place and being followed by our vet partners and fosters.

- Upon intake review all medical records to familiarize yourself with the dog.
- Conduct weekly reviews and check ins with Foster and FL to understand where we are at and determine next steps in the plan.
- Help to determine whether dog is considered adoptable or hospice.
- Ensure nothing has been missed by our vet partners such as adequate pain medication, supplements etc.