Board Member

Published

07/10/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

St. Augustine Humane Society
1665 Old Moultrie Road
St. Augustine
FL
32084
United States

Description

BOARD MEMBER DESCRIPTION

In 2009, our Board of Directors made some big changes for the organization and embraced a “pets for life” philosophy. This means focusing on prevention: preventing pet overpopulation, preventing the need for animals to enter shelters, and preventing pet owners from relinquishing their pets due to financial or other hardships. As we shift toward a keener understanding of how animal welfare issues fit within a complex set of human and social circumstances, we are seeing success in our efforts to save animal lives and reduce suffering. As a Board Member, you would be involved in the ongoing success of our programs and fundraising endeavors. There is a limited number of seats on the Board, with applications taken throughout the year.

 

DUTIES

· Actively participate in fundraising activities

· Serve as a spokesperson in the community

· Attend workshops and board meetings

· Use network of colleagues and friends to promote the needs of the organization

 

REQUIREMENTS

· Support and be faithful to the mission and goals of the organization

· Make a personal financial contribution (suggested minimum annual dues: $500)

· Ensure that the organization does the best work possible in pursuit of its goals

· Work in good faith with the staff and other board members

· Stay informed about what’s going on in the organization and take responsibility for making decisions on issues, policies, and other matters

· You will be working with other professionals to advance the goals of the St. Augustine Humane Society, and will be asked to attend mandatory workshops from time to time

 

ABOUT US

The St. Augustine Humane Society promotes healthy, responsible, lifelong pet ownership in our community. We offer many important services to help pet parents keep their pets, rather than relinquishing them to animal shelters. Some of the services we offer include our high-volume Spay/Neuter Program, our low-cost Wellness Clinic, positive Dog Training classes, and a Pet Food Pantry. We rely on talented and dedicated volunteers to assist with these programs, and to ensure that all pets and pet parents receive the care and services they need. By offering low-cost veterinary services and serving as a resource center for our community, we are able to provide affordable assistance to all, making our clinic the only one of its kind in St. Johns County.


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