Volunteer Manager - Board Member


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


6312 SW Capitol HighwayPortland, OR 97239



We believe that every dog and cat, no matter their age, medical need, or behavioral issue, deserves a loving forever home. But they tend to be overlooked in shelters and rescues across the country. Core Paws showcases these special animals on a central website, to help them find their perfect family.

Do you believe that all animals deserve loving homes? Are you a people-person, who connects with others easily, is organized and great with time management?


Our Volunteer Manager is a crucial position, so crucial that it is required that they also be a part of our Board of Directors as a leader of the organization. The most important factor for this role is being able to keep in touch with volunteers, helping us find new volunteers, getting to know who they are and continually inspiring them in the work that they do. We could not help hard-to-place homeless animals without our dedicated team of volunteers. One unique thing about our team dynamic is that we are a 100% virtual volunteer organization. Volunteers that help Core Paws are spread out across the United States. Often times, busy professionals with awesome skills enjoy being virtual because it allows them to help make a difference on their own time.


Believe 100% in the Core Paws mission

Be willing to dedicate the time needed for this position (ie: making time in a busy schedule)

Be willing to meet virtually or in-person with Leadership Team as needed

Be willing to call, email and Skype existing Volunteers and potential volunteers

2 years initial commitment to position as Board Member, possibility of re-election at that time

Fixed Time: Planning meetings are held at a predetermined time (and scheduled as needed), convenient for all required members for the discussion. Board Meetings are held every month for approximately 3 hours and attendance is required.

Flexible Time: For volunteer management related tasks, approximately 10-15 hours per month, varying according to personal preference, with an increase of hours as events approach.


Proven organizational and leadership abilities; Strong problem-solving and teamwork skills; Experience in working with, coordinating and training/leading volunteers; Ability to delegate tasks to others; Strong interpersonal and communication skills; Ability to manage details and stay organized and proactive with communication; Dedicated and motivated individual who is committed to a great cause.


● Identify areas of need for volunteer assistance

● Create guidelines/policies for volunteers representing organization

● Create training program to teach volunteers how to best represent organization

● Work in tandem with other board members to determine number of volunteers, type of volunteers needed for each event/activity

● Recruit to build volunteer resources

● Maintain and promote volunteer retention

● Attend board meetings and be a thought leader and strategic thinker for our Virtual Volunteer program.

● Bi-annual check-in meetings with Board President

This role is virtual but we want this volunteer to be located in Portland, Oregon.


  • Recruiting
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Management

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 3 hours/week
  • 2 years commitment as Board Member

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