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.
Pilots to the Rescue is seeking active and inactive pilots to help save animals. Even if you lost your medical, are not able to be PIC, or just can't afford to fly regularly, we need pilots to help coordinate animal rescue transport flights for other pilots that are transporting animals.
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 to safety but need volunteers to transport the animals to their forever homes. Pilots to the Rescue is partnering with Doobert to manage these 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 send you information to get up to speed on being a volunteer pilot, or training videos to be a coordinator.
If you're interested in being a coordinator we'll get you connected with a Rescue or Shelter to plan the transports.
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!