FW: [acsvolunteer] Looking For Some Exceptional Lead People
- if interested, please contact Donna Sanchez directly at donna.sanchez@....
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Subject: [acsvolunteer] Looking For Some Exceptional Lead People
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 2:05:42
From: Sandra Griffin <sgriffin6@...>
Quite some time ago, Donna put out a call for some people interested
in helping in certain areas. Dagi volunteered for the dog rescue
leader position. She and her crew have done an outstanding job
saving many of our furry friends. If you think you would like to
volunteer into one of these areas as a leader, send a email to Donna
and let her know, plus what skills you have that would make you a
good leader and why you want to volunteer to be the leader of a
certain group. Her email is donna.sanchez@ sanantonio. gov and info me
at sgriffin6@satx. rr.com . If you would just like to help in that
area but not lead, feel free to send your information to us. Once we
get the leads on board we will start recruiting more people in the
different areas and start training.
We need some other leadership type people to consider volunteering
the following areas: (I will try to give a brief description)
First Overall these volunteer leaders will be the first people Donna
will contact when she needs some help. They will assist in
recruiting people to help in their arena, assure their people are
kept abreast of information/ events/schedulin g people with input from
Donna. And most important keep Donna and whoever the staff person
responsible for that area informed of all progress and activities of
their group. Even though you are not an ACS employee you will be
representing ACS, so you will need to have the ability to work with
all kinds of people. For the most part everyone will be cool,
however, there are a few that some times are a bit trying. There
are several leadership positions that need to be filled.
LEADER is actually only the lead volunteer in that area. All
actions should be run by the particular ACS staff person over that
area before putting a plan into action.
1. Administrative Volunteer Lead: That could be anything from
making phone calls, duplicating paper, making adoption packets,
computer work, arranging meetings etc. Develop training packages,
flyers for handing out. Basically any of the groups requiring help
in the admin area could contact Donna or you for help.
2. Adoption CenterVolunteer Lead: This would be working closely
with Edward Garza in the adoption center.
3. Foster Care: This would be working closely with the veternarian
who is running this program. I could see that would be recruiting
more foster homes, arranging transportation to foster homes, training
new volunteers in the foster area, doing home visits, etc.
4. Public Affairs , Community Out Reach and Education is actually
run by Elizabeth Brown, an ACS staff person. She can use all the
help she can get! Please let Donna know if you're interested in
making public appearances or attending public meetings. We need
people willing to help with developing and teaching courses in
various areas of animal needs. Teaching little kids about taking care
of animals etc. Translating information into Spanish
5. Photo Team. Technically I could have put this with either Admin
or Public Affairs, however, this is so important, I would like to
make it separate. There are several areas I see a great need:
a. Pictures of animal at intake. Assist in the lobby with
taking the photos of the stray and owner surrendered animals coming
in. The drivers will be taking their own photos.
b. Once a animal is transferred into the Adoption Center or
Foster Care, we need to take a better picture to put on the website
for adoptable pets. When I talked with Ed, he said it would be nice
if we could fix some sort of backdrop so when the picture is taken it
c. We need good pictures for the Brag Book. You say what is
the brag book. Well when ACS goes to events that they can't take all
the dogs or cats, it was decided to make a brag book that shows a
picture on one side of the page and the information about the dog or
cat on the other side. So this would entail not just taking pictures
by making sure the book is updated prior to any event. Scrap book
skills would be helpful.
d. Take pictures of different events for posters, newsletters,
6. Cat Volunteer Lead: Very important lead person. Due to there
nature, it is difficult to take them out to the public so the field
of innovation is wide open on the needs to help have more cats
adopted. Wanted A very much cat lover who can help make it better
for the cats!
7. Hurricane or Emergency Volunteer Lead: You will work directly
with Kathleen McKowan in being prepared for the next influx of
hurricane refugees with pets.
8. Scrounge Lead: This one I am adding so not sure Donna will
accept this one or not but it is definitely a need. If any group or
the any area of ACS needs some assistance in finding a resource or
supplies or locations, this is where this team goes to action. This
person must be creative, innovative, and legal. It would be totally
embarrassing for Jeff to be called on the carpet in front of city
council because we midnight requesition something not quite on the up
and up. By the way people, I am making a joke!!!!!
Let us know if you can help any of these areas by emailing
Donna.sanchez@ sanantonio. gov and info sgriffin6@satx. rr.com .
Thanks for all your help and love of animals,
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