Volunteers are vital to CARE’s mission and the wellness of our animals. There are many ways to volunteer with CARE. Because we rely on volunteers to help us with nearly everything we do, reliability and commitment are very important to us. We invest time in training our volunteers to ensure a safe and meaningful experience, so we ask that our volunteers commit to at least 6 months of service, and hopefully longer.
Below are a few, but not all, of the opportunities to help this organization.
- Foster homes for dogs or cats – For any rescue or shelter this is always the top need.
- Fundraising Committee – This committee plans and executes many different fundraising events throughout the year and works to recognize our donors.
- Adoption Event Volunteers – These volunteers attend adoption events with CARE’s dog and cat foster caregivers. This can include answering questions, helping potential adopters fill out applications, or simply helping handle the dogs / cats at the events.
- Grant Writing – This volunteer has experience writing grants and will support projects that are core to CARE’s mission, in particular our targeted spay and neuter program for low-income Chatham County residents. Grant funding for this and other programs is a top priority.
- Marketing – Our marketing team creates graphics for all occasions and events, maintains our social media pages, and creates press releases and other media items.
- Education – This group educates children about pet responsibility by delivering programs in elementary schools, summer camps, and as part of 4H, Girl Scouts, YMCA, and other youth programs.
- Cat Voicemail & Email Responder – This volunteer position involves daily monitoring of any cat-related emails coming in to CARE, responding in a timely manner, gathering pertinent information for the Cat Welfare Committee, troubleshooting and providing resources to the community. It also involves responding to referrals from CARE Voicemail responders and may involve phone calls when no email is provided.
These are just a few of our many volunteer opportunities. Once you have completed the volunteer orientation, someone will contact you to discuss which of the volunteer opportunities would work for you.