Community Outreach Volunteer

Overview:

Our Community Outreach volunteers are the backbone of GIHS.

Our Community Outreach volunteers are the backbone of GIHS. Without the positive engagement they foster, we would not be able to reach as many families with information on available resources they may need to better care for their pets, spay/neuter them and keep them for life.

As a Community Outreach Volunteer, you will join our team in going door-to-door in underserved neighborhoods, developing relationships with pet owners who have limited access to pet resources. You will provide important information to community members and help them with services for their pets in a nonjudgmental way.

You will also make instant connections with community members over a common love of pets.

Helpful Skills:

  • Empathy toward people and communities in need
  • Effective communication skills (active listening)
  • Basic knowledge of pet wellness

Training:

  • New Volunteer Orientation
  • Community Enrichment Program Orientation

Humane Education Volunteer

Overview:
The GIHS Humane Education Program aims to reach and educate children, particularly in the neighborhoods where stray animals are a large problem. This will help create the next generation of animal advocates.

Our dedicated volunteers are vital to the success of this program. They are at the forefront of teaching students, shaping attitudes and forming the difference-makers of tomorrow!

As a Humane Education Volunteer, you will be present GIHS’s education programs to targeted groups. Currently, we have programs for elementary and middle school students. We also give presentations to community groups.

Helpful Skills:
Our Humane Education Volunteers must have:

  • An understanding of our mission and operations (training available)
  • A desire to help animals, people and the community
  • Comfort speaking in front of groups
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • A record for punctuality and reliability
  • An appreciation of the power and fun of education

Helpful Skills include:

  • A background in education, childhood development and/or public speaking
  • Experience speaking to groups, particularly children
  • Familiarity with computers, particularly Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

Training:

  • New Volunteer Training

Humane Education Operational Support

Helpful Skills:

  • Comfortable talking on the phone with the public
  • Good organizational skills
  • Familiarity with computers, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • A working knowledge of social media platforms

Training:

    • New Volunteer Orientation
    • Computer and Phone Training:

 

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