Bastrop County Animal Shelter Helpers is looking to expand our Board of Directors. While this requires some dedication (20-40 hours per month), much of it can be done from home. We will start having more in-person events and meetings as the pandemic is eventually conquered.
This is a great way to show your leadership and communication skills. We are looking for people from a broad variety of backgrounds, and would love to have some volunteers with business or fundraising experience. If you love animals but are uncomfortable at animal shelters, this could be the opportunity for you; while many of us are volunteers at the county shelter, it is not required for this role.
Applicants need good written and verbal communication skills, need to have a home computer, and need to be comfortable using technology (typical office software and popular applications).
Contact us to learn more about how you can impact the lives of homeless dogs and cats!
Bringing the community together to improve the lives of homeless dogs and cats in Bastrop County, in partnership with the Bastrop County Animal shelter. Working with other animal welfare organizations, to make Bastrop County a community where: The Bastrop County Animal Shelter is able to place all healthy and behaviorally-sound animals that are surrendered to them into good homes, or transfer them to other humane organizations; The Bastrop County Animal Shelter always has room for the intake of animals needing assistance; Animals within the Bastrop County Animal Shelter live with minimal stress during their stay; Every dog and cat outside of the Bastrop County Animal Shelter is cared for responsibly.
We're an all-volunteer organization with the following objectives:
Funding what the Bastrop County Animal Shelter cannot for adoptable animals in their care, such as:
The cost of lifesaving medical diagnostics and veterinary care,
medical and grooming equipment,
transportation funds for shelter animals to go to partner rescue organizations,
food and supplies for animals in foster care,
upgrades to the living conditions for animals at the shelter, and
emergency food and cat litter.
Recognizing exceptional volunteerism on behalf of homeless animals.
Reducing the number of unwanted animals in Bastrop County, and thus shelter intake through spay/neuter initiatives.
Promoting adoption of shelter animals.
Promoting responsible pet ownership in Bastrop County through education and training.
In our first year of operation, despite COVID-19, we've prevented the births of over 2000 puppies and kittens in the following year. We've provided emergency medical care to 20+ shelter animals, transported dogs out of state to other rescues, purchase critical supplies for the shelter (autoclave, medicine, cordless clippers, microchip reader), and paid for a deck so patrons of the medical clinic can wait safely outside.
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
February 7, 2021
Basic Computer Skills
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
20 to 40 hours per month
Once the pandemic has waned, there will be a few requirements to be present in person for events and meetings.