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Pet Adoption Volunteer (Virtual/Remote)

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Dallas Pets Alive!

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Adoptline Volunteer

Making Dallas a No-Kill city is a big job and as a volunteer-based organization, we need a lot of great volunteers to do it. As an Adoptline Volunteer, you'll manage our adoption mailbox to make sure our potential parents have all the information they need to comfortably pursue the pet of their dreams!

We are currently seeking a floater to provide coverage on an as-needed basis!

To be considered, please be sure to also complete our volunteer application at https://dallaspetsalive.org/volunteer/volunteer-application/

Team: Adoptions

Reports to: This position reports to the Adoption Hotline Team Lead and Adoption Team Director.

Works with: Position involves correspondence with potential adoptive families, other adoption hotline and adoption team members on a regular basis. Correspondence with foster families and foster team volunteers required on a semi-regular basis. Correspondence with other teams as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to all inquiries received regarding adoptable pets within 24 hours of receipt
  • Forward applications to adoption counselors for review and approval
  • Forward any other correspondence received to appropriate volunteer or team
  • Log and update applications received and adoption application status
  • Submit end-of-day report, logging items completed along with any pertinent remaining items to team prior to logging off
  • Assist with any other duties needed to help drive DPA’s mission and support our values

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Must not have conflicting associations with similar non-profit organizations or business(es) related to animal welfare
  • Ability to work virtually (phone, email) at least one day per week on a consistent basis
  • Must be proficient with use of Gmail
  • Must be organized and skilled at record-keeping
  • Must not have conflicting associations with similar non-profit organizations or business(es) related to animal welfare

Dallas Pets Alive! Musts:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to maintain professional level correspondence at all times
  • A motivational, can-do attitude to represent Dallas Pets Alive! in a positive manner to our supporters and the general public
  • A problem-solving mindset to handle and diffuse challenging situations in a professional manner
  • A love for animals and dedication to the cause of animal welfare

Time Commitment: Approximately two hours per week (as needed).

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About Dallas Pets Alive!

Location:

11700 Preston Road Suite 660, Dallas, TX 75230, US

Mission Statement

At Dallas Pets Alive, our mission is to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals. We take an innovative approach to animal rescue and believe in creating a paradigm shift in the way our community views animal rescue. Adoption is not only the right thing to do but THE thing to do. OUR GOAL: To one day make all of North Texas No-Kill

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OUR APPROACH

Our organization is run mostly by volunteers, and all of our pets are housed by dedicated foster families throughout North Texas.

We rescue and help the healthy and treatable pets at greatest risk for euthanasia at our partner shelters. We also provide assistance and resources to pet owners having problems so significant that they need to surrender their pets to a shelter.

We strongly value diversity, inclusion, and our volunteers who each play a valuable role in our mission! We believe in developing volunteers who would like to gain additional experience, make a difference, and positively influence the community with their unique interests, skills, and experience.

We are implementing innovative and progressive programs in North Texas. We are currently focused on helping the healthy and treatable pets who are at risk of being killed in the Dallas Animal Services, by rescuing the pets that are at the greatest risk and helping owners who are having problems so great that they need to surrender their pet(s) to a shelter. Additionally, We focus solely on pets who have already been passed over by other groups and the Dallas Animal Services’ adoption programs that only take the healthy and treatable pets who are about to be killed and have no other options.

Please visit our website for additional information and learn on how you can become a partner in rescuing animals.

Instagram & Twitter: @dallaspetsalive
www.Facebook.com/DallasPetsAlive

Animals

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Google Apps
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Time Commitment: Approximately two hours per week (as needed).

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