Running a shelter or rescue comes with substantial responsibilities, and it also means you often wear a lot of hats—including volunteer coordinator, fundraiser, marketer, board liaison and HR manager. We’ve provided information to help you fill all those roles, as well as related job aids and samples.
They Did It: Hired a Social Worker for Their Animal Shelter
Gateway Pet Guardians hired a Community Support Manager to support the people and pets in their community
How to Use Whiteboards to Share Information about Shelter Animals
Sharing information about animals in your care is critical. Use these tips for creating effective whiteboards—and get a few ideas for other ways to convey important information visually.
Sample Job Descriptions for Kitten Foster Coordinators
These job descriptions summarize the responsibilities of being a kitten foster coordinator or volunteer foster coordinator for an animal shelter or rescue.
COVID-19 Animal Welfare Survey Offers View of Future Shelter Operations
A survey of shelters and rescues during the pandemic revealed challenges, lessons learned, and new approaches to help dogs and cats going forward.