|Help Out from Home|
Art & Printing
We always need creative visual promotions. If you have experience in these areas, consider assisting with creative for fundraisers, special events, etc. Or, if you know of anyone who might donate these services, please put us in touch.
Adoption Follow-up Calls
About two weeks after every adoption, a volunteer will make a follow-up call to the adopter just to ‘check-in’. This volunteer would be knowledgeable about cats and/or dogs and would be able to answer questions, offer advice, and suggest resources if needed.
Development & Finance
Continual research to identify new opportunities and areas of potential growth /savings (e.g., new facility, cost of a new service, vendor bids, researching other rescues for ideas/methods).
Our Center is too small to house all the animals we intake. We rely on caring volunteers to provide safe, nurturing homes for homeless animals until adoption. Fosterers also transport the animal to medical appointments and adoption fairs and they provide photos and bios for our website. Experienced fosterers care for pregnant or nursing moms, bottle-fed babies, and injured animals. Relief fosterers cover during vacations or business travel. We provide all the supplies (food, crates, and litter boxes) as well as medical care. Fosterers provide the love!
Grant Research and Writing
Because HSFC receives no financial assistance from any government or agency, memberships, donations, fundraising, and grants are extremely important to our continued success. We are looking for those with experience in researching potential grants and writing applications.
Follow legislative issues at the county, state, and national levels. Keep HSFC informed on progress (or barriers) related to our missions (no more homeless pets, no-kill, spay/neuter all pets, TNR). Regularly send updates to our website.
Sewing & Crafts
Craft or sew anything pet-related to sell at fairs, festivals, events; make pink and blue cat collars to help with identification; sew dressy dog or cat collars/scrunches for holiday wear; sew aprons for volunteers, lab coats for staff, even foot coverings; organize a group of crafters (seniors, 4H students) to make and donate items. The possibilities are endless.
We are looking for good writers who would enjoy creatively compiling information for a monthly membership newsletter. We also write articles for local print and online outlets.