Things are happening, and happening quickly, at Pets on Wheels of Connecticut. We are entering a high-growth stage in our evolution, and need lots of help from all kinds of people just like you. If you’re an energetic person looking to have a big impact, we are the perfect nonprofit for you. We are especially in need of individuals who can be leaders and bring new ideas to the table, while helping to create a team built for efficiency, effectiveness, and long-term success. Whether you have five hours or forty hours free each week, we need you. Ready for a challenge? Volunteer with Pets on Wheels of CT now.
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Updated 26 September 2015
Placement Team Volunteers
The placement team is the core of POW CT and directly carries out its mission to provide financial assistance (adoption fees and veterinary care), and transportation for individuals in need to adopt a homeless cat or dog from a local rescue shelter.
The Placement Team Volunteer works under the supervision of the Placement Team Leader to guide individuals through the application process, including conducting phone interviews with applicants and their referring professionals (social workers, doctors, etc.) to determine their eligibility for assistance. The Placement Team Volunteer also performs in-home interviews to qualify the recipient, review policies/procedures, and complete required paperwork. Placement Team Volunteers build relationships with approved applicants, guide them through the adoption process, conduct post visits, and provide transportation to shelters/vets if necessary.
- Available approximately 5 hours/week (not all weeks will require 5 hours; the workload is dependent on the number of applicants and pending adoptions)
- Commit to being “on call” on a predetermined day each week (or on set days of the month) for in-home interviews and post visits (phone calls can be made according to the volunteer’s own schedule); again, the volunteer will not be required every time, but being available allows POW CT to schedule efficiently
- Commit to volunteering with POW CT for at least one year
- Attend volunteer orientation upon first signing up
- Complete required paperwork and log applicant/recipient interactions
- Follow POW CT policies and procedures
- For those able to provide transportation for recipients, safe driving record and access to personal vehicle covered by state mandated liability insurance
- Ability to interact positively with individuals from all walks of life
- Strong communication and organization
- Desire to work with people in need
- Self-starter, pro-active
Individuals living in or able to travel to Litchfield, Fairfield, Windham, and New London counties are especially encouraged to apply, as well as those able to travel to the shoreline and to northern Hartford and Tolland counties.