Get out and about in your local community to support children, adults and veterans with disabilities!
Join our team today and begin building community relationships to support Canine Companions tomorrow! If you have an outgoing personality and you love meeting new people, this is the volunteer position for you. We are looking for someone to help spread the mission of Canine Companions through tables at local events, presenting at local business, recruitment of local volunteers, hosting special events and more. Are you ready to put your people skills to use? Reach out now to get more information!
*Please note - volunteer must be located in Midland/Odessa or surrounding areas in order to be successful in this position.
The Midland/Odessa area Volunteer Outreach Coordinator will be part of a volunteer outreach committee with members across the state. As such, the coordinator will report their activities to regional staff, and their work is supported by an array of resources provided by the organization. Committee will meet at least once a month via Skype.
Term: One year (with option to continue) Time Commitment: Five to ten hours per month, depending on requests
75% attendance at committee meetings
Support the region by participating in volunteer activities and attending events.
The outreach coordinator is responsible for proactively researching opportunities and creating a planned approach for opportunities to educate the public about Canine Companions for Independence. Engaging and supporting volunteers for events is important to the success of this position and these events. Specific responsibilities include:
Act as point of contact with the regional office.
Receive phone calls and/or emails from the regional office with community outreach requests.
Follow up with the appropriate regional office representative to confirm receipt of request and check back in with regional representative to assure them that the request is being handled.
Act as the first point of contact for community outreach requests.
Receive phone calls and/or emails from interested parties.
Proactively seek out appropriate community outreach activities.
Follow the community outreach criteria approved by the regional staff.
Coordinate requests for community outreach activities.
Contact the point person from the requesting organization to understand the request.
Have requesting organization complete the community event/presentation request form.
Responsible for recruiting volunteers for opportunities at events, booths, speaking engagements, etc.
Responsible for making sure all volunteers have completed required paperwork.
Coordinate with regional staff to promote the opportunity.
Ensure all volunteers have confirmation of the outreach activity with all of the pertinent information. Ensure support materials (brochures, videos, power point decks, donation envelopes etc.) are available.
Remind volunteers about the event a few days before.
Follow up with the requesting organization to ensure the presentation went well. Send a thank you note to the requesting organization.
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
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.