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Get outside, exercise, and raise money for Ruff House Rescue all at the same time! Wooftrax is a mobile app (available for both iOS and Android) that enables animal lovers to raise money for animal rescues every time they go for a walk. Supporters simply need to check in to the app when they go for a walk. Each walker's distance is recorded and added to the rescue's weekly sum.
Wooftrax calculates your mileage and time, maps your route, and reports your stats for the day, month, and year. Wooftrax donates approximately $0.11 to $0.25 per mile! As an added benefit, they provide free veterinarian advice ($118/year value) for your pets via text messaging -- directions provided at the very bottom.
Length of term:
Must use the app for at least 20 minutes once per week.
No letter is provided BUT your time and distance exercised are recorded on the cell phone application. You can take a screenshot of your phone with the hours and distance walked and attach it for your documentation. If you need a phone number, please list the Wooftrax phone: (607) 216-9757 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consult with your representative to see if this documentation will suffice for your community service requirements. See the bottom of the job posting for how to view your stats.
- Be able to walk, jog, run, hike, bike (under 14 mph), cross country ski, snow shoe, etc.
- Must be outside for gps to work
1. Download the free Wofftrax application on your cell phone through www.wooftrax.com.
2. Press "Get".
3. Press "Install".
4. Click on the "Walk for A Dog" logo on your phone.
5. Enter your first name, last name, and e-mail address.
6. On "I am walking for", press "Change".
7. Choose New York state and "Ruff House Rescue" as your shelter.
8. Check your email for enrollment confirmation and click on the link in the email to verify your address.
9. Go back into the Wooftrax application and click on "Start Walk for a Dog".
10. You can add your dog information and photo, or choose "Walk with Cassie" if you don't want to add a dog or don't have a dog.
11. Press the Start Walking button, and the app will keep track of your walk. When you are done with your walk, press Stop Walking. After the green heart appears next to your walk on the History screen, it is successfully logged.
HOW TO APPLY:
Commercial, Oceanside, NY 11572, US
Ruff House Rescue's (RHR) mission is to rescue homeless pets that suffer from abuse, neglect, and indifference. Our goal is to create awareness of the epidemic of homeless pets and educate on the importance of spaying and neutering, ID tagging, and training these pets. Through our rescue efforts we are both saving lives and cultivating the natural connection between man and his best friend.
WE GO BIG, SO THEY GO HOME.
Going BIG means that our fosters and volunteers always show up in a big way and are incredibly hands-on, passionate, and dedicated, whether they are volunteering remotely, at our kennel, or at our adoption events.
Ruff House Rescue is the largest 501 (c)(3) non-profit rescue on the South Shore of Long Island. Our mission is to seek out under-served shelters and communities where we can make the biggest lifesaving impact. Our goal is to create a world where the kind and rewarding experience of adoption is the standard. We do this through tireless passion, commitment, and advocacy.
We are a foster-based network of animal lovers who seek to save as many lives as possible, as fast as we can. As a largely volunteer-based organization, we depend on the generosity of our Ruff House family to do this life changing work.
No animal is euthanized.
Mailing Address: PO Box 365, Oceanside, NY 11572
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
June 2, 2020