*Please note - volunteer must be located in Houston or surrounding areas in order to be successful in this position.
Chapters are extensions of the regional centers in the communities they serve. As such, they coordinate with and report their activities to regional staff, and their work is supported by an array of resources provided by the organization.
Term: One year (with option to continue)
Time Commitment: Five to ten hours per month, depending on chapter activity
75% attendance at leadership meetings (call and/or in person)
Support the activities of the chapter by participating in volunteer activities and attending chapter events.
The Fundraising Coordinator works closely with the chapter leadership and regional staff to execute fundraising events and other development endeavors. The Fundraising Coordinator understands and can articulate the value of Canine Companions to the community. They will think creatively about ways to plan and execute fundraising events in the local community and actively seek out partnerships with community business and organizations who have an interest in supporting Canine Companions.
Actively seek to grow fundraising for Canine Companions in their community with support and guidance from the regional staff.
Coordinate with regional staff on all chapter planned fundraising events
Maintain a detailed annual events calendar.
Maintaining a working relationship with vendors and venues.
Plan event aspects, such as venue, seating, dining, and guest list.
Ability to recruit and manage event committee members
Ability to delegate event planning tasks to committee members where necessary.
Coordinating event entertainment, including music, performers, and guest speakers.
Create event budgets with regional office and chapter treasurer- attentive to the value of staying under budget while planning event specifications.
Managing and overseeing events on the day of, including problem-solving, welcoming guests, directing event set-up, communicating with staff, organizing vendors, and managing take-down.
Coordinate with chapter communication coordinator and regional PR Coordinator to create effective advertisements for each event.
Canine Companions for Independence provides highly trained assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities. Canine Companions has training centers across the country and boasts 1,900 active graduate teams nationwide. Canine Companions has placed 5,000 teams since the organization’s inception in 1975.
Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.
People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families
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