March 12, 2013
Volunteer with Our Faith Outreach Program
Be a leader for animal protection in the faith community!
Our Faith Outreach program promotes the case for animal compassion and animals as God’s creation on the premise that religious values call upon us all to act in a kind and merciful way towards all creatures. Each major religious denomination has documented beliefs regarding animals in its tradition. Stewardship of animals, rather than dominion over them, is a common theme amongst all major religions.
As part of our mission to engage people and institutions of faith with animal protection issues, we are seeking Faith Outreach Volunteer Leaders (click to view expanded position description) to help develop and implement a faith outreach plan for their states that will build awareness among faith communities and leaders about our responsibilities to all creatures.
States with opportunities
Benefits of volunteering
Faith Outreach Volunteer Leaders will gain a deeper understanding of the intersection of faith and animal protection and help to bring to the forefront the moral issue of how to treat animals in our modern society while strengthening such important skills as networking, strategic thinking, and leadership. They will have the opportunity to work with faith leaders and experts in faith outreach, organize animal protection volunteers, and collaborate with a prominent animal protection organization to promote animal protection in the faith community.
Becoming a volunteer
Requirements for our Volunteers Leaders:
- Active participation in the faith community and familiarity with faith denominations and religious landscape in Faith Outreach Volunteer Leader’s state
- Superior communication skills and fluency in English
- The ability to maintain an eagerness to learn and apply strategic thinking to helping shape the faith outreach plan for the state
- Willingness to learn more about volunteer management and how to effectively run a program
- Excellent attention to detail
- Time management skills, including an ability to prioritize assignments and multi-task
- The ability to work well independently with moderate levels of direct supervision regarding planning and low levels of direct supervision regarding work
- Faith Outreach Volunteer Leaders commit to 5-6 hours per week for a minimum of six months; ongoing participation is preferred.
- Faith Outreach Volunteer Leaders must have reliable access to a computer with access to the Internet as well as access to a phone for easy communication.
- All volunteers must successfully complete a criminal background check.
- We do NOT accept any court ordered community service.
- Please review the description and restrictions above to help determine if our volunteer leader opportunity is the right fit. If you would like to proceed, please fill out the Faith Outreach Volunteer Leader application.
- After review of your application, a staff member will contact you to discuss the opportunity. If we mutually determine that the opportunity appears to be a good fit, you will be asked to fill out an authorization form allowing us to carry out a background check.
- Before becoming an official volunteer leader, you must pass the background check, sign a volunteer agreement, and sign a waiver/release of liability.