Do you have a passion for animal welfare? Are you seeking to make a difference by contributing your professional skills and knowledge to an organization that saves the lives of the helpless?
Since its inception in October 2003, Small Angels Rescue, Inc. has saved over 4,000 guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, mice, and gerbils from euthanasia, abuse, and abandonment. We are a young, growing, all-volunteer, registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves an area of desperate need in the community. We do not have a physical location but instead have a network of volunteers in the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia tri-state area.
Here is what the position entails:
The At-Large Board Members provide general assistance and input and preside at meetings where the President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer are unavailable. Attendance at monthly board meetings is mandatory. Board meetings are held once a month on a Monday and convene in Frederick, MD every other month and via teleconference every opposing month. They start at 6:30 p.m. and usually end around 8:30 p.m. Each At-Large Board Member is required to oversee one area of the Rescue as a Taskforce Chair (i.e. Communications Taskforce Chair, Events Taskforce Chair, Membership Taskforce Chair, etc.), monitoring the work of the team and providing a catalyst for communication between the team and the Board. As part of the governing body you will:
- Understand and support our mission
- Attend and participate in meetings
- Be informed about our organization including its mission, history and core values; whom we serve, their needs and how those needs are met; our governance structure and policies
- Act prudently, seeking information on which to base decisions
- Respect the integrity of the Board process, supporting decisions once they are made
- Understand and fulfill our specific expectations for participation and support as a member of the Board and a Taskforce Chair (monitor the work of a specific team and being a catalyst for communication between that team and the Board)
- Avoid conflicts of interest in fact and appearance
- Interest or experience in fundraising preferred.
- Leads fundraising team in annual development of fundraising plan, schedules and leads fundraising meetings.
- Seeks and evaluates fundraising opportunities, works with events team to conduct fundraising events.
- Works closely with Grant Writer.
The position will require a commitment of around 2-3 hours per week. Each board term is 2 years.
If you are ready to help make a tangible difference in the lives of little animals, please email your resume to Volunteer@SmallAngelsRescue.org. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
- Problem Solving
- Business Planning
- Program Management
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Around 2-3 hours per week
- Prior experience on the Board of a nonprofit preferred but not required.