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.
We need pilots to help coordinate animal rescue transport flights for other pilots that are transporting animals. So whether you are a current pilot, retired pilot or you lost your medical, we still need you! Did you know that every 16 seconds in the U.S. an animal is euthanized due to overpopulation? Animal Rescues and Shelters do their best to move the animals around but need volunteers to transport the animals to their forever homes. Rescues and Shelters use Doobert.com to create their transport requests to get the animals where they need to go. For longer distances, it’s more ideal to have pilots involved but to plan these requests you need to have a working knowledge of General Aviation airports, how weight & balance works, and how to incorporate volunteer pilots’ needs into the transport request. You don’t even have to leave your home. All you need is a computer and a phone and we’ll train you how to do it.
How it works:
Let us know you can help by responding to this post!
We’ll connect you with one of our experienced transport coordinator volunteers to set up time to get you trained on the Doobert.com system.
When there’s a transport flight request we’ll connect you with the requesting organization to help them effectively plan and manage their flight.
That’s it! And we’ll be here to support you all along the way. It's simple and we always need more volunteers (drivers, pilots, photographers, fosters, etc.) across the country, so share with your friends, family and co-workers and help us save an animal today!