We always need help!
Right now as most of our dogs are in foster homes or outside of the Charlotte area we do not have a place for volunteers to come out and physically work with the dogs – yet. We hope to have this change very soon. Below is a list of volunteer ‘jobs’ we very much need help with. If you decided you would like to volunteer (and we hope you do!) please submit a Volunteer Application and we will contact you. Thanks!
MVP Numbers Programs
Starting this year we can earn a substantial amount of money quarterly through Food Lion’s MVP program. We need someone to be in charge of gathering numbers in whatever creative ways you can. This is a minor job and would probably only require a few hours monthly.
Sponsor A Dog Program
This is something we’ve never had the time to do right. Because NMAR sticks with a dog until it gets adopted we have many that stay with us for a long time. We want to encourage monthly sponsorship of these dogs so we can have funds to properly care for them. This includes marketing the program, keeping track of sponsors, sending them updated photos and write ups on occasion. Probably 6-8 hrs monthly.
We need someone who will encourage volunteers, speak with them about our needs and help them get started on jobs. This is very important and we don’t currently have anyone doing this. At this point we only have a handful of volunteers so it will be more about getting new people involved.
Adoption Event Coordinator
This involves setting up adoption events, mostly small ones at Petco or Petsmart. Arranging volunteers and dogs to be there, being in charge of making sure we have everything we need at the event. Also planning a few larger adoption events per year.
Fundraising and Event Planning
We desperately need someone with a event planning and marketing background to help us plan fundraising events (on a shoestring budge of course). We need to have two large, and several smaller fundraisers a year to keep going. We have people who will help, but no one to really help us plan and coordinate.
We have stuff to sell, but need someone to sell it. Maybe a few items a month, but we need someone to do the whole thing, photo, list, and ship. This could be a huge help for us financially.
Bully Breed Website Page
We need people to write and submit information for our Bully Breed page that is in creation. We want factual information regarding the breed, current event information (such as any upcoming breed restrictive legislation), happy photos of adopted dogs, etc… As you know NMAR loves the bullies and would like to do more to promote education and adoption of these dogs.
Marketing the Dogs for Adoption
This will include posting ads on Craigslist, putting up flyers, and any other creative way you can think of to spread the word about our wonderful dogs in need of homes. Many of them have been with us for a long time and can use all the exposure they can get.
Donation Jar Management
In the past we have had donation jars in places such as coffee shops, bike shops, antique malls, boarding kennels, etc… When maintained sometimes each of these jars would bring in enough each month to spay or neuter an animal. That’s a really big deal. Anyone can help with this. If you have a favorite retail store, coffee shop, etc… perhaps you could approach them about letting us place a donation jar there. We will get you the jar.
Most of our events and adoptions still happen in the Charlotte area so any help with transportation would be wonderful.