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Seeking a Board Member with a Special Skill Set Who Lives in Akron-Canton-Cleveland

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Forever Amber Acres Animal Sanctuary

  • 8 people are interested
V.E.T.S Program
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Program for Military Veterans and Their Families

Forever Amber Acres Animal Sanctuary is a thriving, growing organization and we're in search of an additional Board Member to support our growth by helping expand community awareness and support for our mission. Specifically, we seek a dynamic surrogate for our Executive Director local to the Akron-Canton area with the desire and ability to participate in public speaking engagements, community and special events and fundraising activities on our behalf. A sales, marketing or PR background would be a plus. Our mission is focused primarily on serving military veterans dealing with PTSD and other trauma related issues using equine-assisted psychotherapy to promote healing and recovery from the wounds of war. This would be an especially great fit for a retired military veteran, military spouse or civilian with a desire to make a difference in our community. Familiarity with animal rescue or previous nonprofit experience would be an asset, but is by no means necessary. Are you that person? If so, we're anxious to meet you!

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About Forever Amber Acres Animal Sanctuary

Location:

1133 Granger Road, Medina, OH 44256, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Forever Amber Acres Animal Sanctuary ( www.foreveramber.org) is to provide purposeful rehabilitation, training, retirement aftercare and refuge for special needs horses and other animals to serve others. FAAAS is part of a national ad-hoc anti-slaughter rescue network that works with other individuals and organizations to advocate for animal welfare and humane treatment for equines and all animals. By identifying abusers and educating the public to the injustices befalling these animals, we seek a positive and permanent impact on the growing trend of animal exploitation and horse slaughter in the United States. Once rescued, we provide adoption and retirement options either on our premises or through our partner network. While our primary focus is horses, we do not discriminate against any animal or breed. All creatures in our care are treated humanely and with compassion.

Description

Founded in 2008 by Michele Bolinger, FAAAS operated as a private, self-funded charity prior to obtaining 501-c3 status in 2014. We are an all-volunteer organization with 100% of revenue from all sources going directly to the care of our special needs animals and the maintenance of the facility they call "home." In addition to the rescues in permanent retirement the sanctuary we are pleased to report that in the past 12 months, our organization has assisted in the successful placement of 17 animals including a family of 6 llamas, 3 horses and 2 Golden Doodles to safe, permanent homes.

Board Development
Community
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Animal Therapy
  • Fundraising
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Public Relations
  • Community Outreach
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-6 hours/month; + 1 hour quarterly board meetings
  • Dynamic public speaker; enjoys engaging with the public, local businesses and potential donors

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