The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Many people searching to adopt a rescue animal does so via the internet. If we can post gorgeous pictures, funny videos and compelling stories we increase an animal's chances of adoption. We always need volunteers to take photos and videos of our rescues to post on Petfinder, our website and in various media releases.
For simplicity we prefer that you bring your own camera/video camera and have a way to get the media to us via upload, email, etc. This volunteer activity can be accomplished on your schedule. Once we orient you at our shelter then you can set your own schedule, we always need assistance and you can come anytime between 8am - 6pm.
The primary requirement of this activity is patience and being comfortable handling animals. You need to be able to put a leash on a dog and safely take them back and forth to our "photo pen" and/or bring a friend to help you. If you are good at taking digital pictures of moving targets and enjoy taking short videos, this would be a great way to assist us in finding homes for our rescues.