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Dog Loving Professionals Needed to Volunteer at DogFest Northwest!

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Canine Companions for Independence, Northwest Region

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DogFest Northwest is a Halloween-themed, canine-centric virtual event on October 30th at 10 (PT). Help us plan this amazing event!

DogFest Northwest supports the mission of Canine Companions to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing expertly trained service dogs free of charge. Participants from across our eight-state region will get to hear from our clients, meet their life-changing service dogs, see adorable Canine Companions service dogs in training, follow along with festive activities and participate in our canine costume contest!

There are many opportunities to use your skills and talents including:

  • Sponsorship - Do you have a fundraising or sales background? Do you love networking and making connections for a great cause? Join the committee and raise funds to change lives.
  • Publicity/Marketing - Are you a social media guru? Do you know the best spots to flyer to let people know about this awesome event? Do you have connections with local media/radio/television? We have so many great stories to tell!
  • Team Recruitment - Do you like to get competitive? Rallying the troops and recruit schools, companies, and girl/boy scout troops to create teams to fundraise. Get creative on ways teams can compete against each other.

You will serve on this committee with other amazing volunteers, including program graduates. Staff will be with you every step of the way!

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About Canine Companions for Independence, Northwest Region

Location:

2965 Dutton Avenue, P.O. Box 446, Santa Rosa, CA 95402, US

Mission Statement

Canine Companions 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

Description

Canine Companions provides expertly-trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities free of charge. Canine Companions assistance dogs perform physical tasks for people with disabilities, including picking up dropped items and delivering them to their handler, turning on and off lights, opening and closing doors and drawers, and other tasks to increase their handlers independence. Canine Companions also trains hearing dogs to alert people who are deaf or hard of hearing to important sounds in their environment. Canine Companions relies on the support of thousands of volunteers across the country.

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.

Animals
Community
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 1-2 hours per week. Potentially more as the event gets closer.

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