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Events and Transport Volunteer - Pet Food Security and Keeping People and Their Pets Together

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Pet Food Task Force, a division of PAWSitive Pantry

Events and Transportation Volunteers Needed

Are you excited about helping pets in need? Do you value the importance of pets for people’s well-being? Would you like to help us in our mission to ensure pet food security for those in need while making valuable connections with people in the nonprofit animal sheltering and food pantry fields, while helping your community?

Please join the Pet Food Task Force!

We are accepting applications for Events and Donation Transportation Volunteers. Opportunities for these volunteers would include:

- Setting up, working at, and breaking down food drives which have been arranged by a coordinator, at events and outside of stores, and occasionally transporting collected food to the local PFTF partner organization

-Help with transporting food and tables, setting up, staffing and breaking down of pop-up pet food pantries at public events like farmers’ markets which have been arranged by a coordinator.

-Setting up, staffing, and breaking down an info table with a sign-up sheet, FAQs, and giveaways; sometimes distributing pet accessories for donations, in order to raise awareness and funds for PFTF

-If interested, taking the initiative to identify events in your community where these types of activities could be held, and discussing these possibilities with your local coordinator.

-Help raise awareness about events via social media

-Pick up donations and deliver them to Pet Food Task Force member organizations for distribution to food pantries etc. Pickup may be from a store manager/ customer service desk, an organization running a food drive, or an event like an outside food drive.

These events would take place primarily in the Fall, Spring and Summer months.

Volunteers should have reliable transportation, be over 18 unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, be flexible and dependable, be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as with another person or small groups. Volunteers should also be enthusiastic about community food security and the important role pets play in people’s lives.

Volunteers should also be outgoing and friendly toward the public and willing to learn the basics about the mission of Pet Food Task Force.

Benefits to volunteers include the opportunity to represent a community service organization, the chance to be an integral member of a large team of service-minded people, and the ability to network with many people who work and volunteer in animal sheltering and community service.

Volunteers will be expected to complete a short virtual interview. Resume not required. If you have any special skills you feel are relevant, please let us know when replying.

Volunteers are specifically needed mostly in these areas:

North Shore

Greater Haverhill area

Worcester County

Greater Boston area

MetroWest

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About Pet Food Task Force, a division of PAWSitive Pantry

Location:

PO Box 603, Waitsfield, Waitsfield, VT 05673, US

Mission Statement

Pet Food Task Force is a program of PAWSitive Pantry. PFTF is a collaboration of animal shelters and humane societies within MA working together with retailers, donors, volunteers, to provide pet food to food pantries and social service programs. Our mission is to provide pet food security to those in need, honor the important role pets play in people's lives and work toward keeping people and their pets together despite financial difficulty.

Description

Pet Food Task Force is composed of over 15 animal shelters and animal welfare organizations. We have helped over 130 food pantries and other programs to distribute pet food to those in need. We started when COVID restrictions kicked into effect, but it is clear that despite what's going on with the pandemic, pet food security is a pressing issue in our society.

Animals
Community
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Worcester, MA 01608

(42.26127,-71.80228)
 

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