The Outreach Center was opened to provide Lansing residents with much-needed resources to assist them and their pets. The Center provides them with information, vaccinations; spay/neuter assistance; pet food bank assistance; and most of all help in retaining their pets. In this community we find that most pet owners are loving and caring individuals who have fallen on hard times and simply need help on how to care for a new pet, or the importance of spay/neuter and vaccinations.
Outreach Center Lead Volunteer will learn valuable skills in management, community outreach and marketing as they assist in managing the Ingham County Animal Control Outreach Center. Volunteers (with the assistance of interns as available) will get firsthand experience in managing inventory, organizing events, working with the community and promoting support programs to those in need.
Preference will be given to volunteers willing to commit to multiple days per week, or for multi-month commitments.
Lead volunteer qualifications:
Strong organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Commitment to helping low income people
Commitment to helping animals
Ability to manage time, people, numbers.
a. Help to maintain and create consistency in center’s policies and procedures.
b. Schedule volunteers to cover hours as well as recruit and train new volunteers.
c. Receive and monitor donations and supply for animal food bank and animal assistance programs.
d. Assist with fundraising to help maintain and grow Outreach Center and programs.
e. Assist with running monthly vaccination clinic at center.
f. Schedule and promote regular community events at the center.
g. Evaluate needs of community to determine how programs, procedures and availability can be used to utilize the facility’s potential.