Available Positions

Vice President - Board of Directors (Volunteer)

Term: 2 Years

Authority/Responsibility

  • Provides leadership to the Board of Directors
  • Encourages Board members to participate in meetings and activities
  • Plays a role in supporting Fundraising activities and events
  • Promotes the organization’s purpose in the media and the community
  • Assists President with ongoing tasks
  • Assists President with staffing decisions, discussions, and staffing support

Requirements/Skills:

  • Knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order
  • Experience in a leadership role
  • Diplomacy
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle difficult situations with professionalism
  • Strong team player
  • Problem Solver

 

PR Co-Chair - Board of Directors (Volunteer)

Term: 2 Years

Authority/Responsibility

  • Reviews the mandate of the committee as outlined by the board
  • Become familiar with and adhere to board policy
  • Recruits an appropriate number of committee members to carry out the mandate
  • Arrange educational events and supply drives with schools. Daycares, youth groups, etc.
  • Help organize and promote supply drives/open houses at the shelter
  • Help organize adoption fairs and supply drives at external venues
  • Arrange monthly PR visits to Pet Valu
  • Orients committee members to their mandate and guides committee work
  • Reports committee progress to the board in absence of Chair
  • Encourage member participation
  • Recognize member contributions
  • Orients the new Public Relations Chair/Co-Chair
  • Assist Chair with summer fairs and festivals
  • Assist Member at Large with Farmers Markets
  • Acts as a contact person & co-ordinates public relations events
  • Delegates appropriate tasks volunteers
  • Makes sure PVHS participates in various community events
  • Represents PVHS in media interviews
  • Works with media to promote PVHS events (interviews, VIP tickets, etc.)
  • Responds to media inquiries

Requirements/Skills:

  • Ability to organize events
  • Ability to delegate tasks
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Well-spoken and articulate
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to lead meetings and summarize discussions
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to use technology (create presentations and track data)
  • Ability to handle difficult situations diplomatically
  • Ability to build relationships and connections with local print and radio media
  • Ability to effectively coordinate volunteers/committee members
  • Familiarity with print and web design

The Board of Directors meets on the second Monday of each month.

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Public Shift (Volunteer)

This position requires confidentiality at all times. As you will be working with the general public handling inquiries about our animals, but also potentially their pets to be surrendered and personal information on forms, it is very important to be professional, courteous and confidential at all times.

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Some of the basic tasks to be completed by the Public Shift Volunteer:

  • Answering the telephone during public hours and taking messages or assisting the public
  • Tracking attendance of the visitors
  • Greeting visitors and inquiring as to what services they require
  • Providing forms for visitors in regards to volunteering, adoption applications etc.
  • Conduct reference checks when needed
  • Conduct adoption follow ups when needed
  • Dust and tidy the main lobby area so it is presentable to the general public
  • Assisting in adoption pick-ups (fill in paper work as required)
  • Assisting in surrenders (fill in paper work as required)
  • Assist with payments for services PVHS offers, including gift shop items
  • Assisting with viewing animals for adoptions (showing visitors around the shelter)
  • Odd jobs as required

Skills Required

  • Very polite when dealing with the public
  • Excellent communication skills primarily verbally
  • Patient and understanding
  • Comprehension of confidentiality
  • Excellent “Public Relation” skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Punctual
  • Experience dealing with the public and answering the telephone

Member at Large - Board of Directors (Volunteer)

Term - 2 Years

Authority/Responsibility

  • Commit to the work of the organization
  • Have/gain knowledge of Board policy
  • Be willing to serve on a committee(s)
  • Attend monthly board meetings
  • Attend meetings of specified committees
  • Attend Annual General Meeting
  • Support special events
  • Support and participate in Fundraising events
  • Review policy presented to/recommended by the board
  • Work with the board to review and set budget
  • Assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the board, committees, staff and community

Requirements/Skills:

  • Have/gain knowledge and skills in one or more area of Board governance
  • Be able to work with fellow board members, staff and volunteers in a positive and respectful manner
  • Promote PVHS and its mission within the community
  • Willingness to take on/tackle specific roles or projects within PVHS
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Participate in board meetings, contributing to discussions in a constructive manner

The Board of Directors meets on the second Monday of each month.

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